Sunday, December 22, 2013The U.S. Prison Population – By The Numbers (w/Infographic)
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It has been well documented that despite the platitudes suggesting that the United States is the beacon of freedom, it is actually the location with the most filled cages of human beings. The capital of this Gulag is currently Louisiana, where the incarceration rate is nearly 5 times Iran’s, 13 times China’s and 20 times Germany’s. (Source)
America holds 25% of the world’s prison population and only 5% of its overall population. The number of prisoners held in private prisons has risen dramatically over the past 10 years from 2,000 housed in 5 private prisons, to more than 60,000 housed in 100. It is a number expected to rise to 360,000 prisoners over the next decade. (Source) Moreover, as the economy declines, there…
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