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Research indicates that people living with disabilities comprise one-third to one-half of people killed by law enforcement officers.

“The Ruderman White Paper On Media Coverage Of Law Enforcement Use Of Force and Disability”


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Girls who identify as non-heterosexual are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system as compared to their straight peers and boys who identify as non-heterosexual.

“Criminal­ Justice and School Sanctions Against Nonheterosexual Youth: A National Longitudinal Study”

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Nearly 40% of transgender people in prisons and 26.8% of transgender people in jails have been sexually victimized.

“Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011–12, Supplemental Tables: Prevalence of Sexual Victimization Among Transgender Adult Inmates”

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Approximately 85% of LGBTQ and GNC youth in the juvenile justice system are youth of color.

 “The Overrepresentation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Youth Within the Child Welfare to Juvenile Justice Crossover Population”

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Governments and justice-involved families pay approximately $182 billion annually for incarceration.

“Following the Money of Mass Incarceration”

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Research indicates that government payroll for correctional employees is over 100 times higher than the profits reaped by the private prison industry.

“Following the Money of Mass Incarceration”

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The unemployment rate for people who have experienced incarceration is 27%, worse than the rate during the Great Depression.

“Out of Prison & Out of Work: Unemployment Among Formerly Incarcerated People”


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A recent analysis concluded that “more than half ($13.6 billion) of the cost of running local jails is spent detaining people who have not been convicted.”

“Following the Money of Mass Incarceration”

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Even though Black people comprise 13% of the general U.S. population, they constitute 40% of the incarcerated population.

“Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018”

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