New report breaks down America's huge criminal justice system

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The End Of Mass Incarceration?

The United States jails more people per capita than any other nation. The Prison Policy Initiative recently released a new report, Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2016, that takes a look into the exact number of people incarcerated in America. The authors of the report hope to spark a national conversation about criminal justice reform and ending mass incarceration.

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The report pieces together America's systems of confinement, detailing how many people are locked up, where they are locked up, and why they are locked up:

"The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 942 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,283 local jails, and 79 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, and prisons in the U.S. territories."

Click through for a comprehensive snapshot of our correctional system:

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The report notes that the chart doesn't completely capture the large amount of people affected by the criminal justice system. While 636,000 people walk out of prison each year, people go to jail over 11 million times each year. And the correctional system doesn't just end with confinement. The U.S. justice system controls over 8 million people, with 3.8 million people on probation.

The Prison Policy Initiative plans updated the report each year on Pi Day, March 14.

You can read the full report here.

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