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In 1978, the United States incarceration rate was 138 per 100,000 (1). By 2011, the rate had grown to 716 per 100,000 (2), an increase of over 400%. This project examines the architecture of mass incarceration with high-resolution composite photographs of the 27 Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) adult prison facilities, only 8 of which were built before 1980.

Note: 2 IDOC correctional centers, Tamms and Dwight, were closed in 2013.

IDOC population 2013: 45,367 (3)
IDOC system design capacity: 33,700 (4)
IDOC budget for 2013: $1.2 billion (5)
Estimated prison-related costs outside of the IDOC’s budget: $500 million (6)

Sources:
1 & 2 United States Bureau of Prison Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau
3 Illinois Department of Corrections
4 WBEZ Chicago
5 Office of Governor Pat Quinn, State of Illinois
6 Based on 2010 data provided by Vera Institute of Justice