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Prison: Statistics and Information

Between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from roughly 500,000 to over 2.2 million. 222% growth in the state prison population between 1980 and 2010. Today, people of color make up 37% of the U.S. population, but 67% of the prison population.  African Americans are more likely than white Americans …