States with abortion restrictions incarcerate at higher levels than states with abortion protections: Imprisonment rate per 100,000 people by state, 2021

Abortion status Incarceration Rate (per 100k)
Abortion-restricted 432
Abortion-protected 279 

Note: Washington, D.C., is not counted in statewide prison statistics by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and is excluded from this figure. 

Source: Carson, Prisoners in 2020 – Statistical Tables, U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2021.

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