If someone were to point out the disproportionate number of blacks in prison they'd be called a racist. But to point out the number of religious people in prison is considered a valid argument by the same who consider looking at ethnicity of prisoners as racist.
Also there are exponentially more men in prison than women.
Perhaps we should exterminate everyone except for white and east Asian women who are atheists.
I'm sure none of this has anything to do with poverty.
Really? I've heard that being brought up a ton of times and it not be considered racist. Now if one were to say that black people are all criminals that's why so many are in jail, then that would be racist. That's also not how those religious jail stats are being used for.
The reason people bring up Religious numbers in jail is because people tend to say and believe, being X religion makes you a good person and will make your life better etc. I think the jail numbers are just a counter to that silly logic. The point of them being used is to say, people can be good Christians, good Muslims, good atheist, good Jews, bad Christians, bad jews, bad muslims, bad atheist. It's to counter that ridiculous argument/belief that only x type religious people are good. Religion doesn't have much to do with being a good person or a bad person.