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


Matthew Green

Matthew Green produces and edits The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog, an online resource for educators and the general public. He previously taught journalism at Fremont High School in East Oakland, and has written for numerous local publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Email:; Twitter: @KQEDlowdown

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