The graphs on this page are from our 50 State Incarceration Profiles.
You can also see the same graph expressed as numbers rather than as rates per 100,000.
See also our detailed graphs about Whites
in Texas prisons and jails.
The big picture
Other research and materials on Texas
- Explaining Texas’ overnight prison boom, by Rachel Gandy, Prison Policy Initiative blog, August 7, 2015
- Texas lawmakers approve in-person visits for jail inmates, KTXS and The Associated Press, May 25, 2015
- Texas House Passes County Jail Visitation Bill by Grassroots Leadership, May 11, 2015
- Dallas County Jail Telephones Cost Extra if You Pay With a Credit Card, by Amy Silverstein, Dallas Observer, December 5, 2014
- Dallas County approves video visitation contract, by Peter Wagner, November 11, 2014
- Dallas County rejects Securus video visitation contract!, by Peter Wagner, September 9, 2014
- Texas counties favor fairness and common sense over prison gerrymandering, by Aleks Kajstura, December 9, 2013
- Avoiding prison gerrymandering is often a matter of common sense: Texas and Louisiana research update, by Peter Wagner, Prisoners of the Census Blog, December 6, 2013
- Prisoners lack vote, yet they shape vote, by Jonathan Tilove, Austin American-Statesman, November 30, 2013 (behind a paywall)
- Rural counties treat prisoners as political footballs when drawing electoral districts, Grits for Breakfast, December 3, 2013
- Tom HoweWhere should inmates be counted for redistricting?, Texas House Research Office, Interim News, August 12, 2010
- Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in Texas, by Peter Wagner and Rose Heyer, November 8, 2004
- How does the Texas incarceration rate measure up in the global context?
- Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse reports about Texas