Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Prision Policy Initiative Sheds Light On Immigration Incarceration and Detention

Check out this report from the Prison Policy Initiative. It offers a comprehensive image of mass incarceration in the United States.


You'll see that immigration pops up twice. It's most obvious in the bar to the right - that grey block represents the 41,000 individuals in immigration detention. It's a little trickier to find immigration in the pie on the left. Look at the yellow slice regarding federal prisons. At the top, you'll see 16,000 slots for folks incarcerated for immigration crimes.



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