Number of people in the DC prison system 1978-2001 and in the DC jail system 1978-2013

Data Source: Compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative from multiple Bureau of Justice Statistics datasets. For detailed sourcing, see our report Era of Mass Expansion: Why State Officials Should Fight Jail Growth. (Graph: Joshua Aiken, 2017)

Stay Informed

Get the latest updates:


And our other newsletters:







Stay Informed


Get the latest updates:



Tweet this page Donate Now hiring: Development Director