Mass Incarceration Info-Graphix


We just released a comprehensive PowerPoint slide deck on Mass Incarceration statistics, please feel free to use these slides.

Since most people sent to prison are eventually released, and most “corrections” actually happens in the community through parole and probation, it’s crucial that social epidemiologists and public health professionals recognize that the health of people in jails and prisons and on probation and parole is a component of public health, and is intertwined with many of the other “exposures” that social epidemiologists study, including race, poverty, gender, neighborhoods, education, and so on. The health, social, political, and economic impact of mass incarceration on families and communities is difficult to overstate.

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