A new Urban Institute online tool, the Prison Population Forecaster, allows users to see how different approaches to state criminal justice reform would affect the number of people in prison.
Use the forecaster to explore how policy changes could affect state prison populations. Adjust prison admissions and term lengths. Customize your choices by state and by type of offense. Compare your forecast with the latest year of data or what’s expected (the baseline) in 2025. And save and share what you find.