Slice of a pie chart showing how many people are in jail for each offense, including jurisdictions and conviction status. Local jails hold one out of every three incarcerated people

Data Source: See report methodology for source information. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018.

Renting jail space to other agencies skews local priorities and fuels jail expansion, for more information, see the second part of our report, Era of Mass Expansion.

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