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TOTAL CORRECTIONS POPULATION (2013, except a 2010, b 2012)
Total Incarcerated, Prison and Jail 12,291
Prison Population 8,654
Jail Population 3,637a
Prison Incarceration Rate (per 100,000) 279
Jail Incarceration Rate (per 100,000) 123a
Probation Population 29,333
Parole Population 5,151
Life Sentences (% of Prison Population) 680 (N/A)b
Life without Parole (% of Prison Population) 635 (N/A)b
Juveniles Serving Life without Parole 46b
GENDER-SPECIFIC IMPRISONMENT (2013)
Males in Prison 7,951
Females in Prison 703
RACE/ETHNICITY-SPECIFIC IMPRISONMENT (2005)
White Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 309
Black Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 4,200
Hispanic Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 764
RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITY IN INCARCERATION (2005)
Black: White Ratio 13.6:1
Hispanic: White Ratio 2.5:1
JUVENILES IN CUSTODY (2011)
Total Juveniles In Custody 729
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100,000) 170
Committed 552
Detained 150
Diverted 27
FELONY DISENFRANCHISEMENT (2010)
Disenfranchised Population (% of State Population) 21,888 (0.9%)
Disenfranchised African Americans (%) 4,473 (6.9%)
Disenfranchised in Prison and Jail 9,829
Disenfranchised on Parole 3,197
Disenfranchised on Probation 8,862
Disenfranchised Post-Sentence Eligible to vote
STATE CORRECTIONS EXPENDITURES (In Millions) (2013) $415

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State Contacts: Iowa

Jean Basinger
Iowa CURE
PO Box 41005 Des Moines, IA 50311
phone: (515) 277-6296

http://www.iowacure.org/

Ben Stone
ACLU of Iowa
505 Fifth Ave, Suite 901 Des Moines IA 50309
phone: (515) 243-3576
fax: (515) 243-8506

http://www.aclu-ia.org