Rhode Island profile


Change over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison and local jails per 100,000 residents in Rhode Island from 1978 to 2015 Also see these Rhode Island graphs:


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 Island residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole


Our other articles about Rhode Island


Other resources



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Events

  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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