March 19: Prison Policy Initiative Blog
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February 26: Prisoners of the Census Blog
February 21: Prisoners of the Census Blog
With 2.3 million people locked up in more than 6,000 correctional facilities operated by thousands of agencies, getting the big picture is anything but easy. In our new report and comprehensive graphic (as well as 23 other graphics), we break down how many people are locked up in the U.S., where, and why - highlighting causes of incarceration that get too little attention as well as incarceration "myths" that receive too much. Our report gives the public and policymakers the foundation for considering changes that would end the country’s reign as the number one incarcerator in the world.
If our work is new to you, you might want to check out our 2017-2018 annual report.