States in the U.S. Arranged by Incarceration Rate

Incarcerated population (jail and prison) per 100,000 residents.

RI 190
VT 242
ME 262
HI 273
MN 321
CT 333
NH 343
ND 361
MA 396
AK 401
IA 405
NE 423
NY 429
DE 448
WA 461
NJ 463
UT 515
IL 533
NC 555
OR 558
KS 577
CA 578
MD 581
MT 600
WV 602
OH 613
WI 615
SD 619
MI 620

Average: 627

DC 645
PA 675
WY 684
CO 684
MO 698
AR 714
IN 720
SC 745
NV 757
NM 757
ID 764
VA 800
AZ 844
TN 844
FL 882
KY 891
TX 892
OK 918
AL 982
GA 1,038
MS 1,108
LA 1,597

Source: SentencingProject.org

Private prison lobbyists are to blame for the states with the highest rates of incarceration.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/GEO_Group

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corrections_Corporation_of_America

http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/prison-populations-private-profits/18248-prison-populations-private-profits

This is clearly a serious human rights issue and we should really try our best to ban private prisons.

 

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