[lbo-talk] Equal Justice Initiative: United States Considered Most Punitive Country in the World

Joseph Catron 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 mægen lytlað."

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