According to the Prison Policy Initiative, Blacks are grossly overrepresented in Tennessee prisons, while Whites are underrepresented.
Also, check out this super interesting graph plotting how all the states match up on mass incarceration when compared to one another and other countries.   Spoiler alert: Tennessee is the 10th worse in the WORLD per capita every 100,000 residents, District of Columbia is #1 with Louisiana right behind.  
Over 57,000 people are locked up in various facilities in Tennessee.

Written by demefrank

mother, womanist, law prof, prison abolitionist. Demetria does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from the viewpoints expressed in this article or post.

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