You’ve seen just one day: 29,000 people.
Three days: 87,000 admissions.
26% of jail suicides occur within three days of admission.
One week: 204,000 admissions.
40% of all jail deaths occur within one week of admission.
25 days: 726,000 jail admissions.
25 days is also the average length of stay in jail.
By mid-March, there are about 2 million jail admissions.
By the end of June: 5.3 million jail admissions.
This is just the halfway point.
By September: 7 million jail admissions.
As students head back to school, 3,700 youth are confined in adult jails.
By Thanksgiving: 9.5 million jail admissions.
While families get together for the holidays, many will be missing incarcerated loved ones. 1 in 4 women has an incarcerated family member, and 1 in 12 children has a parent who has been to jail or prison.
10.6 million: one year of jail admissions.
Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Jail Inmates in 2016. (Graph: Mona Chalabi, 2018)
This graph originally appeared in Artist collaboration: Visualizing 10.6 million jail admissions each year.