Involvement with the criminal justice system, including incarceration, probation, and parole, can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Data show that people with a history of incarceration have poorer physical and mental health outcomes than the general population. Formerly incarcerated people also often face challenges finding employment and housing, or accessing state and federal benefits. more
To assess Rhode Island's progress towards advancing health equity, as part of the Rhode Island Health Equity Measures.
|Measure||Number of non-violent offenders under RI probation AND parole per 1000 residents age 18+|
|Data Source||Rhode Island Department of Corrections, US Census Bureau (available annually)|
|What this measure means||This measure is displayed as a ratio. It compares the number of non-violent offenders under probation and parole in each municipality, as reported annually by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC), to the number of residents in each municipality, based on annual US Census estimates. This measure should be interpreted as the number of non-violent offenders under probation and parole for every 1,000 residents in a given municipality. Higher numbers are less desirable, as they indicate a greater proportion of residents involved with the criminal justice system.|