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Data Stories: Visualizations about Prison and Legality

Which countries have a higher prison population per capita, the details of the prison system in the U.S., and unusual driving laws.


People in Prison

our world in data

The website Our World in Data collects and creates charts based on many global data sets. This chart compares prison population per capita around the world. 


Breaking Down Incarceration

prison policy initiative

The Prison Policy Initiative provides this series of charts exploring where and why people are incarcerated in the U.S.


Will This Get You in Trouble?


On a lighter note, this interactive graphic shows where it’s illegal to drive while doing various activities -- including holding a dog, not wearing shoes, or watching a movie. 


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