In numbers

Every Wednesday, The Des brings you facts and information from the justice world that way you can articulate and understand the factual impact of American justice from courts to prison and money to healthcare.

Individual American states topple entire countries around the world in number of people incarcerated, according to a new analysis from The Prison Polic…
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Covid has claimed more than 2,700 lives behind bars and infected 1 out of every 3 people in prison, a new report from the Prison Policy Initiative rate…
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School policing stops thousands of students’ from participating in school: a report from U.S. Department of Education’s 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Colle…
Carceral environments do not meet, or sometimes even recognize, the basic needs of pregnant and postpartum women, according to groundbreaking research …
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Denver and Philadelphia used different approaches toward cannabis decriminalization and legalization but both still led to disproportionate arrests of …
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Diversion programs offer an alternative to prison, but they're not as easy an answer as we think, a new analysis for The Prison Policy Initiative
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As of December 2018, over 3.5 million adults in the U.S. were on probation—a number that has tripled since the 1980s, according to Pew
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