As of --:--:-- -.-. today, there are an estimated -,---,---, people in U.S. prisons and jails.
(Source: Prisonsucks.com: Research on the crime control industry.)
The Real Cost of Prisons Project seeks to broaden and deepen the organizing capacity of prison/justice activists working to end mass incarceration.
The United States currently has more than 2 million people locked up in jails and prisons. A disproportionate number of them come from a very few neighborhoods in the country’s biggest cities.