New York profile
92,000 people from New York are behind bars today
Rates of imprisonment have grown dramatically in the last 40 years
Also see these New York graphs:
Today, New York’s incarceration rates stand out internationally
In the U.S., incarceration extends beyond prisons and local jails to include other systems of confinement. The U.S. and state incarceration rates in this graph include people held by these other parts of the justice system, so they may be slightly higher than the commonly reported incarceration rates that only include prisons and jails. Details on the data are available in States of Incarceration: The Global Context. We also have a version of this graph focusing on the incarceration of women.
People of color are overrepresented in prisons and jails
See also our detailed graphs about Whites,
in New York prisons and jails.
New York's criminal justice system is more than just its prisons and jails
Our other articles about New York
The jail phone industry in New York
Prison-based gerrymandering in New York
- Prison Gerrymandering Project New York Page
- Implementing Reform: How Maryland & New York Ended Prison Gerrymandering by Bernadette Rabuy, August 20, 2014
- Voting equality still up for debate in Rome, NY, by Aleks Kajstura, June 23, 2014
- Attica's lessons and the urgency of ending prison-based gerrymandering, by Peter Wagner and Rose Heyer, September 13, 2011
An End to Prison Gerrymandering, New York Times editorial, August 23, 2010.
- Phantom constituents in the Empire State: How outdated Census Bureau methodology burdens New York counties By Peter Wagner, Meghan Rudy, Ellie Happel and William Goldberg July 18, 2007
- Most upstate counties with prisons agree: A prison cell is not a residence [PDF] by Peter Wagner, February 14, 2010
- Actual Constituents: Students and Political Clout in New York, by Peter Wagner, October 6, 2004
- Too big to ignore: How counting people in prisons distorted Census 2000, by Rose Heyer and Peter Wagner, April 2004
- Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in New York, by Peter Wagner, April 22, 2002
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