Facts about Mass Incarceration to Know and Share.

The U.S. has just 5% of the world’s population,
yet
25% of the world’s prisoners

2.2

million

people are behind bars

70

million

people have a criminal record

1 in 3 Black men and 1 in 6 Latino men
will serve time in prison in their lifetime

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Since 1990, the female prison population has doubled

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As many as 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent

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There are 400,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime sitting in jail on any given day, many because they lack the financial means to post bail

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO END MASS INCARCERATION?