Incarceration clock source

Source for the numbers in the incarceration clock

Based on Bureau of Justice Statistics count of 2,228,400 adults in state and federal prisons and in local jails as of the end of 2012. Assumes that the decrease of 12,200 people over the prior year has remained constant. See Bureau of Justice Statistics Correctional Population in the United States, 2012, table 2.

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