Rhode Island profile

The graphs on this page are from our 50 State Incarceration Profiles.


Over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison per 100,000 residents in Rhode Island from 1978 to 2012 You can also see the same graph expressed as numbers rather than as rates per 100,000.


Racial disparities

2010 graph showing incarceration rates per 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic groups in Rhode Island

racial and ethnic disparities between the prison/jail and general population in RI as of 2010

See also our detailed graphs about Whites, Hispanics, and Blacks in Rhode Island prisons and jails.


The big picture

Pie chart showing that 4,000 Rhode Island residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 27,000 Rhode Islandresidents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole


Other research and materials on Rhode Island

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  • April 5, 2017:
    Policy Analyst Wendy Sawyer will discuss PPI’s recent research as it relates to a community-wide reading of Orange is the New Black. 6:30-8 pm at Emily Williston Memorial Library, Easthampton, MA

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