New prisons built in the United States: 1811-2004

This MapStory interactive map shows the growth of prisons in the United States from 1811 to 2004. Original data was compiled by Rose Heyer at the Prison Policy Initiative for this visualization of prisons from 1900-2000:


Subject sociology, criminology, prisons
Discipline Sociology
Type Visualization
Resource Type Analysis or Visualization Tool
Education Level Higher Ed
Typical Learning Time 5 to 15 minutes
Access Rights Free Access
Audience Educator

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