One Nashville Zip Code Has Highest Incarceration Rates in America

A new nationwide study examining links between childhood poverty and incarceration showed that one Nashville zip code, 37208, had the highest incarceration rates in the whole country for individuals born between 1980 and 1986, WPLN reports. At 14 percent, the North Nashville zip code ranked three points higher than the next neighborhood on the list, in Portsmith, Virginia. The study’s authors did not examine causation for each geographic area, but cited factors such as family environment, biological stressors associated with poverty and the school-to-prison pipeline as potential connections.
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