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Graph of changes in the New York state prison population by age group, showing that the number of incarcerated people age 50 and older has increased steadily since 1992, while the populations of all younger age groups have declined

Data Source: Data compiled by Prison Policy Initiative from the NY DOCCS "Profile of Inmates Under Custody" series. (Graph: Peter Wagner and Maddy Troilo, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in New York State's elderly prison boom: An update.

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