Tag Archives: mass incarceration

Poverty Rate Lower if not for Mass Incarceration

Fact: Researchers from Villanova estimate that the poverty rate would be 20% lower today if not for the mass incarceration policies of the last few decades.

Fact: Absent the mass incarceration policies, an estimated five million fewer people would have fallen below the poverty line.

SourcePrison and the Poverty Trap, New York Times


Clinical Trials Challenged By Incarceration

Fact: A recent study by Yale University indicates that poor follow-up rates in 14 National Institutes of Health-funded studies may be attributed to the mass incarceration state.

Fact: Approximately 65% of the loss of follow-up among black male participants is attributed to incarceration.

Source: Politico, Black Men, Incarceration and Clinical Trials