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graph showing trends in monthly prison releases in 2019, 2020, and 2021

Data Source: Data compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative from state Departments of Corrections' publicly available monthly and annual reports. These eleven states were chosen because they published monthly release data for 2019, 2020, and 2021. (Graph: Emily Widra, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in Data update: As the Delta variant ravages the country, correctional systems are dropping the ball (again).

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