America’s 40-year policy of mass incarceration is deeply unethical, not very effective, and promotes the security of the few at the expense of the many. It’s hard for a person who was born into privilege, to imagine the challenges convicted criminals face, often for crimes that are utterly non-violent.
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Washington’s Prison Profile
You can also see the same graph expressed as numbers rather than as rates per 100,000.
Wondering how the Washington incarceration rate measure up in the global context?
Originally posted on PrisonPolicy.org