The table above shows how the United States compares to some of the roughest countries in the world for prison incarceration rates per 100,000 population in 2010. The full list is here, the countries above were selected as some of world's the most repressive regimes (Iran, Saudi Arabia and Libya), some of the world's least economically free countries (Venezuela, Turkmenistan, Sudan, Afghanistan, according to the Heritage Foundation), least politically stable (Israel) and some countries with the biggest narco-terroism problems (Colombia and Mexico). But none of them even come close to the incarceration rate of the World's #1 Jailer - the United States, largely because of the "war on drugs."
updated Mar 06, 2011
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