Watch America’s Prison Population Explode Over 34 Years [GIF] Graphic

Watch America's prison population explode over the course of 34 years

This 45-second GIF might help explain why Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee and Reps. Raul Labrador and Paul Ryan are on board with prison sentencing reform.

Prison populations have soared in recent decades.

[source: washingtonexaminer @metricmaps]