Large scale releases and public safety | Prison Policy Initiative
Prison Policy Initiative
April 9, 2020

line graphs showing the rise of state prison incarceration per 100,00 state residents from 1978 to about 1999, and then the ongoing decline in both New York and New Jersey. Both states show a similar pattern of decline, whereas many other states continued to increase their use of incarceration.

“To protect the American public from COVID-19, schools have closed, non-essential stores have been shuttered, people with desk jobs have started working from home, and public gatherings have been prohibited. But the criminal justice system continues to hum along as though nothing has changed.”

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