A Day In The Life of a Prisoner

A Day In The Life of a Prisoner

June 27, 2013

How do the country’s 1.4 million inmates spend their days? Check out this infographic to find out. Source

Whatâ??s More Expensive, Prison Or Prin...

Whatâ??s More Expensive, Prison Or Prin…

May 3, 2013

We’re all moderately aware that the prison system costs taxpayers a lot of money. But how expensive is it really? More expensive than going to an Ivy League school. This provocative infographic from PublicAdministration.net, an online resource for students and professionals in public administration, shows that it costs the state of New Jersey more to […]

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The Recession and America’s Prisons

February 14, 2013

In 2009, more than 7.2 million people in America were in prison, jail, on probation or parole. That’s 500,000 more than the entire population of Washington state. Here, we break down America’s prison demographics, look at President Obama’s 2012 budget for prison spending, and show you which states saw a decline — or an increase […]

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Do Students Eat Like Prisoners?

December 31, 2012

Hopefully you haven’t gotten the chance to taste jailhouse cuisine, but if you’re a product of the American school system, you probably have childhood memories of standing in line for grey mashed potatoes, half-thawed mystery meat, and slimy canned peaches. How do the trays measure up? Source

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Death Row

December 28, 2012

The United States is one of the 59 countries in the world that has legalized the death penalty and currently has 3,000 inmates on death row. This infographic provides a map of the world to show where the death penalty is legal and where it’s not legal. Source

It Takes A Nation Of Prisoners

It Takes A Nation Of Prisoners

December 4, 2012

We recently launched a series titled “Prisons and Projects” which takes a look at these two monoliths and the effects they’ve had on the African American community. The figures here highlight America’s unique approach to crime and punishment, where race, class,and corporate interests collide to make the world’s largest and most expensive prison systems in […]

A Day in the Life of a Prisoner

A Day in the Life of a Prisoner

October 31, 2012

Lock ‘em up and throw away the key! That’s the standard approach to criminal justice in this country. Opinions about prisoner treatment tend to vary wildly between detached disgust and soapbox straddling outrage. Is prison life a little slice of hell right here on Earth, as it’s usually depicted, or is it more like those […]

Inmate Abuse

Inmate Abuse

October 30, 2012

Percent of inmates reporting inmate on inmate sexual abuse. Source

Mass Incarcertation

Mass Incarcertation

September 1, 2012

Unjust Mass Incarceration Infographic for ACLU Source

A Day In the Life of a Prisoner

A Day In the Life of a Prisoner

August 18, 2012

How is life behind bars? There are lots of activities inmates can do in a day. Here is a common routine inside a prison. Source

Combating Mass Incarceration

Combating Mass Incarceration

August 9, 2012

America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. But more Americans are deprived of their liberty than ever before – unfairly and unnecessarily, with no benefit to public safety. Source

Incarceration Nation: The Rise of an Imprisoned America

Incarceration Nation: The Rise of an Imprisoned America

August 6, 2012

The United States is ofte touted as the Land of the Free. However, its overcrowded prisons and jails, brimming with inmates at unprecendented rates, paint a very different picture. Source