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The United States has more people in jail than any other country

* Not per capita…The United States has more people in jail than any other country.

source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/us/23prison.html
 

EXCERPT:

“The United States has, for instance, 2.3 million criminals behind bars, more than any other nation, according to data maintained by the International Center for Prison Studies at King’s College London.

China, which is four times more populous than the United States, is a distant second, with 1.6 million people in prison. (That number excludes hundreds of thousands of people held in administrative detention, most of them in China’s extrajudicial system of re-education through labor, which often singles out political activists who have not committed crimes.)

San Marino, with a population of about 30,000, is at the end of the long list of 218 countries compiled by the center. It has a single prisoner.

The United States comes in first, too, on a more meaningful list from the prison studies center, the one ranked in order of the incarceration rates. It has 751 people in prison or jail for every 100,000 in population. (If you count only adults, one in 100 Americans is locked up.)”

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Where Prisoners Can Do Anything, Except Leave

 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/world/americas/04venez.html?_r=1&hp

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