Equality in Jailing

Equality in Jailing

This metric evaluates the difference in the incarceration rates among non-Hispanic whites and other groups. TN ranks 24th.

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Least Juvenile Incarceration

Least Juvenile Incarceration

This metric measures the incarceration rate of juveniles, ages 15 to 17, per 100,000 in the population in 2015. TN ranks 11th.

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Low Incarceration Rate

Low Incarceration Rate

This metric evaluates the number of people incarcerated per 100,000 state residents in 2015. The metric allows for sentences of more than one year in either state or federal prisons. TN ranks 33rd.

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Low Recidivism Rate

Low Recidivism Rate

A state's recidivism rate – the share of released prisoners who return to the prison system within three years – can help leadership evaluate the effectiveness of its corrections system and public safety policies. This measure is based on the most recently available data from state reports and the U.S. Department of Justice. TN ranks 39th.

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Sexual Violence in Prisons

Sexual Violence in Prisons

This metric measures the number of allegations for every 1,000 inmates in 2015, as reported by each state's corrections department. The measure includes substantiated, unsubstantiated and unfounded reports of inmate-on-inmate and staff-on-inmate sexual harassment and abuse in male and female adult facilities. TN ranks 22nd.

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