Graph showing that 1 out of 5 prisoners in the world is incarcerated in the U.S.

Data Source: U.S. incarcerated population from Prison Policy Initiative, Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie, 2019, and all other data from Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research, World Prison Brief downloaded January 2020. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in “What percent of the U.S. is incarcerated?” (And other ways to measure mass incarceration).

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