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The Sentencing Project: State-by-State Data

The Sentencing Project (featured in the 11-28-2000 and 12-04-2015 Scout Report) has been a staple resource for members of the criminal justice community for over 30 years. Since we last featured the site, the Sentencing Project has continued to add to their resource collections and reports. Highlighted here is the State-by-State Data section, including three subsections that allow users to better understand the concentrated effects of the American justice system at the state level. Under the first tab, State Data Map, is an interactive tool that allows users to scroll over each state and see a detailed breakdown of incarceration rates, racial disparities, juvenile custody rates, disenfranchisement, and expenditures based on that state's prison, probation, and parole populations. Selecting the Detailed State Data tab allows users to compare states against each other or against federal data, including gender, race, and juvenile imprisonment statistics. Finally, clicking the State Rankings tab graphs all 50 states against the United States total, allowing users to see states at the high and low ends of incarceration, racial disparities, juvenile custody, and disenfranchisement rates. In its entirety, the State-by-State Data section uses statistics and data visualization to help users better understand the macro- and micro-level impacts of criminal justice in the United States.
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