Monday, March 9, 2009

Pew Study: 1 in 31 Americans under control of Department of Corrections

In their Friday roundup,'s Criminal Justice blog relates the results of a recent Pew study that found that 1 in 31 Americans are "under the control" of the corrections system – which means they are either in prison, on parole, or on probation. When we cut across different demographics, the numbers are more startling.

One in 89 women are under correctional control, while the number for men is 1 in 18. The numbers by race are: 1 in 45 whites, 1 in 27 hispanics, and, shockingly, 1 in 11 blacks. Florida ranks in the second quintile among states in the percentage of its citizens under correctional control.

The report can be found online here.

1 comment:

1American4Justice said...

I am not surprised at all by the report, but what they fail to say is how the percentage of women in Florida has rose dramatically to almost 600% for our state, to be incarcerated