Data Analysis Interagency Collaboration Pretrial and Bail December 13, 2018

Correctional Control 2018: Incarceration and Supervision by State

Prison Policy Initiative

The U.S. has a staggering 2.3 million people behind bars, but even this number doesn’t capture the true scale of our correctional system. For a complete picture of our criminal justice system, it’s more accurate to look at the 6.7 million people under correctional control, which includes not only incarceration but also probation and parole. In this report, the Prison Policy Initiative compiles data on each state’s various systems of correctional control to help advocates and policymakers prioritize targets for reform.