Graph comparing jail population reductions to those of prisons in the time of coronavirus.

Data Source: Prison population data for 41 states and Federal Bureau of Prisons collected by Vera Institute of Justice. Jail population changes from January/February 2020 to May 2020 for over 600 county jails collected by NYU Public Safety Lab Jail Data Initiative, as of May 13, 2020.. (Graph: Emily Widra & Peter Wagner, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in While jails drastically cut populations, state prisons have released almost no one.

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