Advocate graphic by DAN SWENSON
Despite some progress in recent years, Louisiana still imprisons more of its residents than any other state – and it's not even close. Louisiana has led the nation in this unfortunate statistic since 1998, when it overtook Texas. All of the most-incarcerating states are clustered in the South. Incarceration rates per 100,000 residents, 2014:
                       
Source: Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics