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Race Demographics in US Jails

For this project we were given large amounts of data breaking down the demographics of race in prisons for each state. We then had to create a poster displaying the information in a meaningful way. I first looked up the demographics of the entire United States and compared them to those of the entire combined inmate population to see a general trend; the ratio of black people in jail is more than double the ratio of black people in the country. 

 
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Race Demographics in US Jails

A data visualization demonstrating America's disturbing trend of imprisoning Black citizens twice as often as White ones. 

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The white bars signify the % of the prison population that is Black in each state, whereas the white ring shows the total US Black population.
 
 

The white bars signify the % of the prison population that is Black in each state, whereas the white ring shows the total US Black population.

 
 
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Each individual state's demographic breakdown is listed at the bottom of the poster to compare to the chart's prison demographics.