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Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019

pie chart report 2019 thumbnail With 2.3 million people locked up in more than 6,000 correctional facilities operated by thousands of agencies, getting the big picture is anything but easy. In our new report and comprehensive graphic (as well as 23 other graphics), we break down how many people are locked up in the U.S., where, and why - highlighting causes of incarceration that get too little attention as well as incarceration "myths" that receive too much. Our report gives the public and policymakers the foundation for considering changes that would end the country’s reign as the number one incarcerator in the world.



Unpacking mass incarceration

Learn about the national prison crisis and how we can begin to turn the tide on mass incarceration. Then, drill down to your state.




If our work is new to you, you might want to check out our 2017-2018 annual report.





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