legal issues

 

US incarcerates the highest percentage of population

This page includes a table of countries with the largest number of prisoners per 100,000 of the national population (as of June 2014). Here’s an Algebra Task that could be used with this article.

Education in Prison

This articles summarizes a study that found prison education programs significantly reduce the odds of re-offending. A link to the study is provided.

Amount US states spend on prison vs. education

This article contains an gif with a bar graph that compares amount spent on prisons vs. education by state. It also cites this statistic, “About 25% of the world’s prisoners are incarcerated in America, even though it hosts only 5% of the world’s population.” Here’s an Algebra Task that could be used with this article.

Black boys more likely to be imprisoned that white boys

This article contains a bar graph showing incarceration rates for Black/Latino teens vs. white teens. It also includes links to other recent statistical findings.