12 Million Admissions to Local Jails Annually

Fact: Local jails process approximately 12 million admissions annually. This does not include federal, state, juvenile, military, Indian Country, or immigration facilities.

Fact: On any given day, there are approximately 722,000 people confined in local jails.

Fact: The majority of these prisoners have not been convicted of a crime.

Source: Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie, Prison Policy Initiative


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