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Friday, July 1 2022:

  • Where people in prison come from: The geography of mass incarceration in New York, Prison Policy Initiative. June, 2022. "The city of Rochester -- the fourth most populous city in the state -- with an incarceration rate of 1,051 per 100,000 city residents, is more than 5 times the rate in New York City."
  • Where people in prison come from: The geography of mass incarceration in Maryland, Prison Policy Initiative. June, 2022. "A number of less populous areas, including Wicomico, Dorchester, and Somerset counties on the Eastern Shore, rank in the top fifth of Maryland counties when it comes to prison incarceration rates."
  • Where people in prison come from: The geography of mass incarceration in New Jersey, Prison Policy Initiative. June, 2022. "In New Jersey incarcerated people come from all over the state, but are disproportionately from a few specific cities, most notably Camden, Atlantic City, Paterson, Newark, and Jersey City."
  • Chronic Punishment: The unmet health needs of people in state prisons, Prison Policy Initiative. June, 2022. "In this analysis of a unique, large-scale survey of people in state prisons, we add to the existing research showing that state prisons fall far short of their constitutional duty to meet the essential health needs of people in their custody."
  • Nothing But Time: Elderly Americans Serving Life Without Parole, Sentencing Project. June, 2022. "More than 55,000 Americans are incarcerated in state and federal prisons with no chance of parole, reflecting a 66% rise in people serving LWOP since 2003."

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