Graph showing the 555,000 people in pre-trial detention in the United States as of 2020. There are 470,000 people detained before trial in local jails, 60,000 in the federal pre-trial system, 1,100 in Indian Country jails, 16,000 youth in youth facilities, and 9,000 receiving (or being evaluated for) psychiatric treatment prior to trial.

Data Source: See "read about the data" section of full report. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020.

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