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 […]


Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday Numbers

January 13, 2013

At the estimated cost of $1 trillion, the War on Drugs has triggered the mass incarceration, mostly of black and brown people through harsh penalties for non-violent drug violations like simple possession. It has encouraged racial profiling in the name of enforcement. In addition, people with drug convictions (and their families) have been evicted from […]



September 10, 2012

It costs the U.S more money to hold a prisoner in jail for a year than to pay a child’s tuition in Princeton for a year. This infographic takes a look at the U.S’s priority of prisons over higher education through the costs of prisons. Source

The Cold Hard Facts about Incarceration

The Cold Hard Facts about Incarceration

July 22, 2012

This infographic provides information for incarceration and prisoners in the United States. It provides statistical data showing that there are more prisoners in America than in the rest of the world. These facts imply an issue with the U.S judicial system and the overpopulated prison system.

California Juvenile Inmates?

California Juvenile Inmates?

June 8, 2012

This infographic provides a breakdown of the juvenile prison population in California. It statistically breaks down the prisoners by age, gender and ethnicity.