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Avoiding Jail Expansion

A guide from Prison Policy Institute provides resources for people working to prevent unneeded jail expansion. Read More
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Visualizing Myths and Realities of Mass Incarceration

Prison Policy Initiative’s “The Whole Pie” report offers a picture of the 2.3 million people involved in the justice system. Read More
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Community Supervision and Incarceration

A report from Prison Policy Initiative breaks down community supervision data by state and recommends priorities for reform. For 4.5 million adults in America, community supervision, such as parole or probation, is used as an ... Read More
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Incarcerated Women More Likely to Be in Jails

The Prison Policy Initiative released an update of its Women’s Whole Pie report that visually represents all the women incarcerated in the American criminal justice system. Read More
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High Rates of Homelessness for Formerly Incarcerated

Rates of homelessness among the formerly incarcerated are 10 times that of the general public, which can create a cycle of repeated contact with the criminal justice system. Read More
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Parents and Children Disproportionately Impacted by Steep Bail

Parents of children under 18 make up over half of those who are in pretrial detention because they cannot afford to post bail. Read More
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Visualizing 10.6 Million Jail Admissions Each Year

An artistic collaboration between Prison Policy Initiative and data journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi provides a visualization of the 10.6 million jail admissions in the United States every year. Read More
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The Big Picture of Mass Incarceration

The Prison Policy Initiative’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018 shows that U.S. jails admitted nearly 11 million people in 2016, and half a million people are detained in jails before trial every day. Read More
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Assessing Women’s Mass Incarceration

A report by the Prison Policy Initiative takes a close look at the female incarcerated population in the United States, assessing how many women are held in prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities and why they ... Read More
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Why States Should Focus on Reducing Jail Growth

A report by the Prison Policy Initiative, supported by the Safety and Justice Challenge, assesses the drivers of jail growth, jail growth trends across the country, and the impacts of jails on the U.S. criminal ... Read More
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Mass Incarceration by the Numbers

Correctional facilities in the United States confine 2.3 million people, according to a report from the Prison Policy Initiative that seeks to provide clarity about the nation’s systems of confinement Read More
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Following the Money of Mass Incarceration

The U.S. system of mass incarceration costs the government and families of justice-involved people at least $182 billion every year, according to a report from the Prison Policy Initiative. Read More
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