Youth in Prison
On a given day, there are about 60,000 youths incarcerated in the US prisons, according to ACLU. To put this in perspective, the USA "incarcerates more of its youth than any other country in the world". The US is also the "only country in the world that continues to sentence children to life in prison without parole". This Silk visualizes by-state patterns in juvenile conviction. The data is the latest available and refers to 2013 official statistics.