HELP US END MASS INCARCERATION The Prison Policy Initiative uses research, advocacy, and organizing to dismantle mass incarceration. We’ve been in this movement for 20 years, thanks to individual donors like you.

Can you help us sustain this work?

Thank you,
Peter Wagner, Executive Director
Donate
graph showing change in population of 30 state prison systems and the federal prison system from January 2020 to October 2021

Data Source: Percent change in state prison populations for 30 states and the federal Bureau of Prisons compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative from state Department of Correction population reports, weekly federal population reports, and the Vera Institute of Justice's People in Prison 2019 report. (Graph: Emily Widra, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in Data update: As the Delta variant ravages the country, correctional systems are dropping the ball (again).

Stay Informed

Get the latest updates:


And our other newsletters:







Stay Informed


Get the latest updates:



Tweet this page Donate