The true statistics may surprise you
More than 2 million citizens currently are incarcerated throughout America’s “1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 942 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,283 local jails, and 79 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, and prisons in the U.S. territories,” according to PrisonPolicy.org.
The statistics are staggering—so large in fact that they may be hard to comprehend on such a huge level. But what if the United States only had 100 prisoners? When you shrink the United States prison population down to 100 people, this is what you get: