The American Empire in a Changing World


Thursday, November 15, 2012

''World behind bars: study reveals global inmate population''

From Voice of Russia

''According to the International Centre for Prison Studies at King's College in London, the US accounts for five percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, with its prison rates at 724 people per 100,000. Russia follows with a rate of 615 per 100,000, while in China the rate is 118.

America’s total prison population is estimated to be as many as 2,193,798 people. A US Justice Department report published on November, 30 showed that a record 7 million people (one in every 32 American adults) were behind bars, on probation or on parole at the end of 2011. China ranks second with 1,548,498 and Russia third with just 874,161 inmates.''

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