Ink Analysis: Statistics Drawn from Florida Prisoner Body Art

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What can you learn from prisoners' tattoos? The Economist conducted a statistical analysis of the Florida Department of Corrections' downloadable database of detailed information on 100,000 inmates, including their tattoos. It turns out that three-quarters of the Florida prison population have at least one tattoo; the median inmate has three. The data also confirms how generational criminal tattoos . . .

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