If you live in Florida you have over twice as much chance of being thrown in jail or prison as someone who lives in North Dakota.
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– Incarceration grew the most outside the largest counties (large counties grew by 2.8 times, while midsize counties grew by 4.1 times, and small counties grew by 6.9 times.)
– Since 1970, the number of women held in jail has increased 14x from fewer than 8,000 women in 1970 to 110,000 women in jails in 2014.
– Today, African Americans make up nearly 40% of the jail population and experience particularly high incarceration rates in mid-sized and small counties.
Data: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Survey of Jails, Census of Jails.