Prison Population Growth Above Total Population Growth 2000-2010
-22% to -6%
-6% to 4%
4% to 11%
11% to 21%
21% to 71%
Between 2000 and 2010, states like West Virginia and Pennsylvania watched their prison population grow 30 percent faster than their population as whole. Maryland's prison population grew more slowly than the state's population as a whole. Click on a state for more information.

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau. Credit: Maria-Pia Negro/Capital News Service