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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Graphic: U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world

Intuitively, you would think countries like China would have the highest rates of incarceration, however, the U.S.  takes the lead role in this race with a rate of 743 per 100,000 people. China's rate: 120. Even evil empire state Iran's rate is significantly lower at 222. The rates can be skewed with definitions of incarceration (people can be "detained") and medieval punishment practices, such as poking out eyes, cutting off hands and stoning, yet given Canada's rate of 117 per 100,000, you realize something is very seriously wrong. Have a look at this excellent graphic by


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