Prisonsucks.com is a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry. Too often prison activists use statistics that are out of date, provided without citation or simply wrong. One of these days the public will start listening to prison activists, so let's be prepared to win without being sidetracked by arguments over defective statistics. In some cases, the numbers we need don't exist. In others, the facts exist but activists don't know where to find them. Now you do.
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<form name="clock" onsubmit="0" action=""> <p>As of <span id="clockface">--:--:-- -.-.</span> today, there are an estimated <span id="prisonpop">-,---,---, </span> people in U.S. prisons and jails. <span class="credit"> (Source: <a href="http://www.prisonsucks.com"> Prisonsucks.com</a>: Research on the crime control industry.)</span></p></form>