U.S. Prison Population Sets New Record


With more than 2.3 million people behind bars at the start of 2008 the United States leads the world in both the number and the percentage of residents it incarcerates, leaving even far more populous China a distant second. Related site: one-in-100.pdfby the Pew Center on the States. (NOTE: You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer so that you can read or print the online version of the report.)


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