Serving time in prison during young adulthood is as common for Black men as college graduation is for White men

A four decades study links mass incarceration to higher death rates of Black people.

 We go to the JAMA Network for a study completed over four decades on the mortality risks of U.S. incarceration and the impacts that it has on Black compared with non-Black populations. 

Below are excerpts from the study.

Summary By: Natalie Mattson
Summary By: Natalie Mattson

The Study's Critical Points

VISUAL Breakdown

Above: A graphic depicting the disparity in mortality rates between Black and Non-Black participants within the study.


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