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Global and National Events Calendar

Bottoms Up: Guide to Grassroots Activism

Prisons and Poisons

November Coalition Projects

Get on the Soapbox! with Soap for Change

November Coalition: We Have Issues!

November Coalition Local Scenes

November Coalition Multimedia Archive

The Razor Wire
Bring Back Federal Parole!
November Coalition: Our House

Stories from Behind The WALL

November Coalition: Nora's Blog

War on Drugs Statistics:

Graphs and Fact Sheets

(Updated with the latest available data: February 23, 2010)

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Get Active! Other materials available for Tabling and Demonstrations

Get Active with our our Four That Got Away Tabletop Display

State by State Corrections Statistics; from The National Institute of Corrections

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Federal Prisoners 1914 - 2008

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Federal Prison Population

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America's Prisoners: 1920 - 2008

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Incarcerated Americans

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Federal Prisoners, by Offense

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Prisoners per 100,000 in America

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Women in Prison

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US Correctional Population

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U.S. is World's Leading Jailer

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The World's Leading Jailers

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Racial Makup: America vs. Prison

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America'a Racial Makeup

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Racial Makup of Prisoners

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Prisoners per 100,000 by Race

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Federal Drug Control Budget

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% of Drug Users vs. Prisoners, by Race

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Drug Sellers, By Race

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State Spending on Prisons: 1985 - 2004

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US Prison Proliferation: 1900 - 2000 (pdf)

Provided by Prison Policy Initiative

United States Sentencing
Commission Budget

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A complete set of these graphs is also available in a downloadable Full-Color Adobe Acrobat PDF file or a Black & White Adobe Acrobat PDF file

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Fact Sheets:

Drug Policy and Prisoners: The Facts (pdf)

About the November Coalition (pdf)

Prisoner Re-Entry Reform (pdf)

30 Unintended Consequences of the War on Drugs (pdf)

Know Your Rights - from Washington State ACLU (pdf)

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These Factsheets can be used to mail with your public event notices, to hand out at meetings, or give to passers-by if you have a public demonstration.

Surprisingly, it's known that people will read an 8" x 11" sheet of paper with text faster than they will a brochure. So, save money and use Factsheets for presenting to your group, and your messages to the public.

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