In Our Backyards

    Ending Mass Incarceration Where It Begins

    The geography of mass incarceration has shifted dramatically. The highest incarceration rates are no longer in the nation’s big cities, but rather in the thousands of often overlooked smaller cities, towns, and rural areas that comprise nearly half the U.S. population. This untold story calls for ending mass incarceration where it begins—in all of our backyards.