I need your help. I co-founded the Prison Policy Initiative to put the problem of mass incarceration — and the perverse incentives that fuel it — on the national agenda. Over the last 17 years, our campaigns have protected our democracy from the prison system and protected the poorest families in this country from the predatory prison telephone industry. Our reports untangle the statistics and recruit new allies.

But now, more than ever, we need your help to put data & compassion into the conversation.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
Pie chart showing the percentage of the total correctional control population that are on probation, on parole, or held in state and federal prisons, local jails, juvenile facilities, military facilities, immigration detention, Indian Country jails, or have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric hospitals or civil commitment centers because of justice system involvement. Over half of everyone under correctional control is on probation.

Data Source: For sources see data section of the full report. (Graph: Alexi Jones, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in Correctional Control 2018: Incarceration and supervision by state.

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