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United States has the most prisoners in the world January 2, 2007

Posted by FairSentencing in : Current News , trackback

Last month had a story on Yahoo! News that the U.S. has the highest number of prisoners in the world due to tough laws.

A U.S. Justice Department report released on November 30 showed that a record 7 million people — or one in every 32 American adults — were behind bars, on probation or on parole at the end of last year. Of the total, 2.2 million were in prison or jail.

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