Graph showing the number of people in jails from 1983 to 2014 by whether they have been convicted or not. The number of convicted people stopped growing in 1999, but the number of unconvicted people continues to grow.

Data Source: Compiled from the Bureau of Justice Statistics Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear, Correctional Populations in the United States, and Jail Inamates. Missing data for 1994 extrapolated from 1993 and 1995 values. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2017)

This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017.

Graph showing the number of people in jails from 1983 to 2014 by whether they have been convicted or not. The number of convicted people stopped growing in 1999, but the number of unconvicted people continues to grow.

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