Incarceration Rates, United States

This is a list of U.S. states by incarceration rate according to the United States Department of Justice figures from 2008 and the data list represents imprisonment rates of sentenced prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities. It does not include prisoners in jails. [Source: Wikipedia]

1 Louisiana 853
2 Mississippi 735
3 Oklahoma 661
4 Texas 639
5 Alabama 634
6 Arizona 567
7 Florida 557
8 Georgia 540
9 South Carolina 519
10 Arkansas 511
11 Missouri 509
12 Kentucky 492
13 Virginia 489
14 Michigan 488
15 Nevada 486
16 Idaho 474
17 California 467
18 Colorado 467
19 Delaware 463
20 Ohio 449
21 Indiana 442
22 Tennessee 436
23 Alaska 430
24 South Dakota 412
25 Connecticut 407
26 Maryland 403
27 Pennsylvania 393
28 Wyoming 387
29 Wisconsin 374
30 Oregon 371
31 Montana 368
32 North Carolina 368
33 Illinois 351
34 Hawaii 332
35 West Virginia 331
36 New Mexico 316
37 New York 307
38 Kansas 303
39 New Jersey 298
40 Iowa 291
41 Washington 272
42 Vermont 260
43 Nebraska 247
44 Rhode Island 240
45 Utah 232
46 North Dakota 225
47 New Hampshire 220
48 Massachusetts 218
49 Minnesota 179
50 Maine 151