[lbo-talk] Equal Justice Initiative: United States Considered Most Punitive Country in the World
jncatron at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 13:30:32 PDT 2010
"Mass incarceration in the United States continues at record high
levels despite outsized costs. According to recent data reported in
The Economist, the United States has the world's highest incarceration
rate, locking up five times more people per capita than Britain, nine
times more than Germany, and 12 times more than Japan."
I don't see anything new here, but it's a useful snapshot of the
situation. And the linked Economist article would be comic, if it
weren't so tragic.
"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure
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