Graph showing the number of people in federal prisons, state prisons and local jails from 1925 to 2012, with the highest numbers for state prisons followed by local jails.

Data Source: For detailed sourcing, see http://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/overtime.html#driverdata. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2014)

This graph originally appeared in Tracking State Prison Growth in 50 States.

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