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Graph showing the number of people in Utah jails who were convicted and the number who were unconvicted, for the years 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2005, and 2013.

(Graph: Joshua Aiken, May 2017)

This graph excludes people held for state or federal authorities from the total count of people held in Utah jails. Because a significant proportion (30%) of the population in Utah's jails is held for the other authorities, this graph likely overstates the convicted population and understates the pre-trial population. (See our methodology.)

thumbnail for report Era of Mass ExpansionThis graph is a part of the Prison Policy Initiative report, Era of Mass Expansion: Why State Officials Should Fight Jail Growth.

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