Map of the day

Posted: 28 September 2015 in Uncategorized
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This map of the United States shows that, in sixteen states, many of which are in the South, there are more people in prisons and jails than in college housing.*

*To be clear, the map does not show there are fewer people in college than in jail and prison—just fewer people in college housing. The entire U.S. corrections population, which includes people in jail, prison, parole, and probation, totaled 6.9 million in 2013. In comparison, about 19.5 million people were enrolled for college that same year—but most students live off-campus.

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