Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Incarceration Nation

“The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 2,259 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,283 local jails, and 79 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, and prisons in the U.S. territories.” Here’s a year-end report — and a pie chart — that brings together disparate data points into a cohesive summary of our detention systems.


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