Graph showing the number of men in all state prisons from 1978 to 2,015. In 1978, there were 258,007 men in all state prisons. By 2015, the number of men in prison had grown to 1,204,799.

(Graph: Wendy Sawyer, January 2018)

thumbnail for The Gender Divide report This graph is a part of the Prison Policy Initiative report, The Gender Divide: Tracking women's state prison growth.

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