Scroll through the visualization below to get a sense of just how much the prison and parole populations has changed in the last 35 years.

Produced by Luke Whyte; Voices of Justice


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Matthew Green

Matthew Green runs KQED’s News Education Project, an online resource for educators and the general public to help explain the news. The project lives at kqed.org/lowdown.

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