Chart comparing the percent change in jail populations, by race, between June 2019 and June 2020. White jail populations dropped 28%, Latinx populations by 23%, and Black populations by 22%.

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Impact of COVID-19 on the Local Jail Population, January - June 2020, Table 10. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in New data on jail populations: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

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