Prison Policy Initiative Report: Mass Incarceration in 2022

Prison Policy Initiative has released a new report titled Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2022. The report seeks to better understand mass incarceration by piecing together the data about this country’s disparate systems of confinement. It provides a detailed look at where and why people are locked up in the U.S., and dispels some modern myths to focus attention on the real drivers of mass incarceration and overlooked issues that call for reform.

These systems hold almost 2 million people in 1,566 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 2,850 local jails, 1,510 juvenile correctional facilities, 186 immigration detention facilities, and 82 Indian country jails, as well as in military prisons, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and prisons in the U.S. territories. The report includes charts showing a detailed breakdown of incarceration numbers for local, state and federal. These are further broken down by type of offense.

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