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

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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