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Graph showing the number of people in local jails from 1978 to 2012

Data Source: Compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative for report at http://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/overtime.html. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2014)

This graph originally appeared in United States profile.

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