These 50 state profiles, plus one for the United States as a whole, draw on graphs made from two Prison Policy Initiative briefings and other materials we have produced on those states. The two briefings are:
|Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census: State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity, by Leah Sakala, May 2014||Tracking State Prison Growth, by Peter Wagner, May 2014|
Why isn't D.C. included? The District of Columbia prison system is now a part of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, so we don't have a good data source (yet) to talk about prison growth or racial disparities.