Incarceration In The U$A [Infographic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

Wouldn"t it just be cheaper to throw "em all on a deserted island and let "em fight it out, Lord of the Flies-style?
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Male 106
Ignore the source but listen to the FACTS. http://www.democraticunderground.com/dis...
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Male 106
Don`t know if anyone`s said this yet, but the Government encourage prosecutions for petty offences (drugs for example). The prison workforce makes many different products from military to office furniture. Quote "Seventeen inmates crowded in a makeshift basement factory in that facility crank out over a million dollars` worth of office chairs per year, in exchange for wages ranging from twenty cents to $1.50 per hour."
This is one of the Many reason for why cannabis (a HARMLESS substance)(yes, harmless unless your Schizophrenic) is illegal.
It is Perfectly fine to make prisoners work, and to profit from them; but to make people into criminals for profit, (There are privately run prisons in America). Discuss....
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Male 478
Possession of marijuana rarely gets you thrown in jail.
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Male 503
I`m with Tatulas, send them to australia
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Male 271
I`d like to see how many of these are bogus drug charges. I imagine a good amount. The US government would save a lot of money if they decriminalized marijuana I`m sure.
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Male 440
wth davymid, what was that about talkin all ye olde english and stuff, stuff.
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Female 18
I work in a jail. The inmates are treated better than the staff.
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Male 3,619
"Documented".

it says america has the highest "documentet" incarcenation rate.

then you might think "yeah, who don`t have their rates documented?"


mother ducking North-Korea u newfag. they are worse then america

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Male 617
DEATH PENALTY. MAKE. IT. MORE. EFFICIENT. i live in a soft pink state. woo!
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Male 12,138
[quote]" Wouldn`t it just be cheaper to throw `em all on a deserted island and let `em fight it out, Lord of the Flies-style?"

That`s been tried. It`s called `Australia.`[/quote]

QUIET, DAMN YOU! *looks around nervously, drops the party to its knees with a downward wave of the hand*

Do you not know in whose realm we wander? The very MENTION of Australia could summon the Beast, known only unto mortal man as Lionhart. Do not speak of Australia. Do not speak the Name That Should Not Be Spoken. Lest we invoke the Beast, so keen of wit and profound in the skilles of Photoshoppery...

Tread carefully brothers, for I fear the Beast may be awakening... I fear for us all.

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Male 1,590
" Wouldn`t it just be cheaper to throw `em all on a deserted island and let `em fight it out, Lord of the Flies-style?"

That`s been tried. It`s called `Australia.`

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Male 52
"What isn`t mentioned here is the number of industries based on free labour from prisoners in the US. Its basically the 21st century`s version of slave labour. Funny that it is mostly black people that are used."

Exactly. Companies like Microsoft and Victoria`s Secret take use of prison labor all the time; it`s how prisons make a lot of money. this money is why cops try to arrest people all the time regardless of being guilty or not (mostly people of color). It`s why racist corrupt courts give unfair and harsh prison times. It`s why marijuana is kept illegal, given that a large percentage of arrests are for marijuana possession, use, or sale.

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Male 13
I live in Louisiana. I can vouch for this infographic.
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Male 130
To compare to the UK, approx. 1 in every 69 people is in prison- 30% less. Curious.
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Female 1,077
every infographic names louisiana as the worst of whatever the graphic is naming, which isn`t surprising. my girlfriend is from louisiana and it rally is as bad as it looks down there.
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Male 720
They`re tryin` to build a prison.
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Male 207
44 billion dollars? Wow. Wouldn`t it just be easier to shoot them?
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Male 17,511
The underlying question is... Why are there more blacks committing felonies per-capita then hispanics or whites ?

Poverty is not the answer, there are more whites and hispanics under poverty level (in total) than blacks, and more whites on welfare than blacks (in total).

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Male 451
you can make numbers say just about whatever you want them to.
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Male 4,546
More interesting factoids Ggolbez:
Whilst possibly true of the US (where an Atheist might spend more time behind bars for claiming to be one), the UK prisons have Atheists over-represented.

15% of the UK population claimed to have "No Religion", 32% of inmates in the UK have "No Religion".

Similarly, in the USA, whilst the statistics that show Atheists to have a low representation, it does not include the 20% of inmates who chose not to answer (obviously), futhermore, the accuracy of that data is highly disputed.

Futhermore still: African Americans are 1) Far more religious (<5% Atheist vs >15%), 2) Far more incarcerated (7% vs 1% incarcerated).

Blacks are 50% of prisoners so it matters.

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Male 418
i really don`t get the comparison of # of inmates compared to war casualties. seriously it makes no sense. is this a lefty jab at soldiers? whatever
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Male 116
Reminds of the Prison Song by SOAD. Those must`ve been better days, `cos at some point the singer says `nearly 2 million Americans are incarcerated in the prison system of the US. Now it`s 2.3 million...that`s sick.
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Female 5,222
LA 55 XD
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Male 2,737
We should pull out our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and replace them with deathrow inmates and lifers. Give them guns and ammo and let them go on a rampage.
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Male 440
@adamdrinks sorry `bout that, i wasn`t thinking.
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Male 1,931
Interesting factoid: Atheists have the lowest incarceration percentage next to any religious group.

But I digress. These numbers make me sick.

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Male 518
Where is the weed prison? Can they incarcerate a plant? Thats odd................
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Male 1,013
Anyone know what % is for weed incarceration?

Legalize it!

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Male 7,378
How many are incarcerated for drugs? Work on that infographic. Make yourself useful.
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Male 4,807
Canada 102/100,000
Not to shabby
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Male 26
"wow, never knew maine has the highest incarceration rate, thought it would be new york, or california."

Wrong way. Maine has the lowest rate of incarceration (1 out of every 226). Louisiana has the highest (1 out of every 55).

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Male 4,290
Why not see how your country fares!

Scotland - 126 per 100,000. Woo!

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Male 440
wow, never knew maine has the highest incarceration rate, thought it would be new york, or california
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Male 42
What the drat is in the water down South?
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Male 500
"I live in New Orleans. It`s mostly intoxication arrests during the holidays. Also, the number probably doesn`t account for thousands of out-of-state tourists who get drunk/arrested each Mardi Gras."

New orleans murder rate: 67-95/100,000 per year.
Baghdad murder rate: 40/100,000 per year.

http://engram-backtalk.blogspot.com/2008...

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Male 901
That`s what you get when you incarcerate people as a form of punishment instead of rehabilitation.
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Male 959
What isn`t mentioned here is the number of industries based on free labour from prisoners in the US. Its basically the 21st century`s version of slave labour. Funny that it is mostly black people that are used.
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Male 1,623
So this is the land of freedom?
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Male 533
I live in New Orleans. It`s mostly intoxication arrests during the holidays. Also, the number probably doesn`t account for thousands of out-of-state tourists who get drunk/arrested each Mardi Gras.
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Male 8,300
> Baalthazaq
> Ok, seriously, wtf is up with Louisiana? 1 in 55?

The other 54 got suspended sentences or good behavior bonds.

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Female 3,828
woah, louisiana! yikes thats a brutal number!

what can america do about this? i dont even know what to suggest.
I mean china is high becase their country sucks- its very poor and has the worst government. what on earth is americas excuse?

well i guess if theyre all behind bars theyre not roaming the streets, though.


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Male 25,416
dont forget they det paid to be in there
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Male 4,546
Ok, seriously, wtf is up with Louisiana? 1 in 55?
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Female 673
Yay, go Alaska. Rape is extremely high up here. It`s horrible.
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Female 4,197
You would think with that many people behind bars they would be self sufficiant enough not to rely on taxes anymore :/

Also, out of 2 million behind bars only 3000 on death row? unbelievable

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Male 877
its not that costly if you factor in the money made for the state concerned by the items worked on by the convicts in the USA`s slave labo- uh... I mean prison work program.`

great solution...privatitise the prison system...its a conflict of interest!

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Male 33
its not that costly if you factor in the money made for the state concerned by the items worked on by the convicts in the USA`s slave labo- uh... I mean prison work program.
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Male 877
how embarrassing!...you could try and electrocute more of them,seems to be the trend there...
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Male 703
Also, it`s probably been said, but... BATTLE ROYALE!!
(if you haven`t seen the Japanese movie Battle Royale, do)
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Male 703
[quote] Wait.. so the pie graph says white are second most common behind bars, but the little people pictograph on the right says it`s hispanics?[/quote]

No, the people pictograph is per population, whites have a higher population overall, but hispanics have a higher rate of imprisonment per capita.

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Male 1,647

Wait.. so the pie graph says whites are second most common behind bars, but the little people pictograph on the right says it`s hispanics?

Am I misinterpreting this?

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Male 1,149
Wahoo my state has the lowest rate of any
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Female 1,677
Inceratated?

My eye skipped over that on first reading, and then went back up.

Good proof-reading infographic creators. Douchebags.

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Female 3
MOm and Dad ,teacher, principle, juvinile officer,judge told them ALL!! They didnt learn!!
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Female 1,324
I kind of agree with getting rid of those with consecutive life sentences and what not... Parole or not they did something really bad to get in there...
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Female 149
Wow, don`t I feel proud to be in Louisiana....
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Male 3,431
This is why I don`t like the idea of incarceration. If they`re in for life, just kill em and harvest their organs. If they`re in for petty crap, let them spend time doing Public Service. There really aren`t a hell of a lot of reasons to lock people up IMO.
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Male 219
"can only be fixed through enormous amounts of back breaking work"

put them in the military!!!(knows nothing so don`t flame him)

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Female 728
For those who say to kill those doing life sentences: Life sentences aren`t always given out without parole. Sometimes someone will get a life sentence, but will get parole after 30 years or so, in which case, just outright killing them would be robbing them of time they might have had out of prison.

Sometimes someone serving a life sentence did something they wouldn`t repeat, in which case it may be possible for them to become a functioning member of society again. For example, a crime of passion is unlikely to be repeated. Giving a hefty punishment for it is fair and necessary to maintain order, but punishment is meant to reform, not to stifle or destroy.

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Male 736
holy moses. and you`re up in arms about health care? aya.
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Male 10,440
[quote] that says 1 in 55... only slightly better, but still a huge difference [/quote]

My bad, the 1 looked kinda like a 2.

[quote] kill all the inmates on death row and the ones doing life sentences like right now [/quote]

There is no quick fix to your predicament. If the government attempted anything like that it would land itself in a mess far greater than its in now.

Simply put, America`s problems; financial, political, cultural, educational, institutional (jail), can only be fixed through enormous amounts of back breaking work. If there was a quick fix, you can be sure someone would have found it and exploited it for personal benefit if it was indeed there.

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Male 833
hey if we legalized that would take a ton of ppl out of jail ever year...
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Male 8,300
> davymid
> Bizahr, we`re not too strict on multiple posts round here, but that`s taking the piss and bordering on spam

FYI Davy, most of those 200 or so posts were in the last 3 days lol.

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Male 5,314
so kill all the inmates on death row and the ones doing life sentences like right now. don`t wait 10 years to do it. it`s like throwing your money away. that`ll save a sh*t load of money.
like $3,435,684,772.
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Male 7,830
we need to just export our criminals to an island continent somewhere. wait...that sounds familiar.
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Male 1,254
I think it is interesting that the creator used recent military casualties as a proportional reference. It really serves no purpose pertaining to the information. Hell, he could have chosen to represent it as the number of Americans that masturbate every day.
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Male 28
Most of those prisoners are non-violent drug users. They had the audacity to use drugs that the government says are too bad for you...as opposed to alcohol, cigarettes and oxycontin.
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Male 367
We should resoc them and send them to fight. Give them enough stimpacks and the zerg scum don`t stand a chance.
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Male 8,300
Actually, in all seriousness (for once), Australia is NOT a resource-poor country, never has been, and that`s its biggest problem. That laid-back, she`ll-be-right, never put off till tomorrow what can be delayed forever, attitude has come about from 200 years of stripping the country of its rich and easily acquired resources, and now that we`ve reached the 21st century, economic reality is finally catching up, and for the first time in the country`s history, we are realizing we WERE "The Lucky Country" but from NOW on, we have to work frakkin hard to keep a high standard of living.
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Male 12,138
vv Ha! I was wondering what happened there Lion! No matter, I was able to come up with another way to insult you country (see below).
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Male 8,300
> davymid
> If "supermen" is Australian for "inbred kangaroo-shagging ute-driving hicks" then Lionhart`s statement makes perfect sense.

Sorry Dave, accidentally deleted your post instead of mine - proves my supermen theory though, doesn`t it? Even our accidents serve the greater good of removing mindless ramblings from the public eye! Ah well, I quoted you above so people can still see what you said. People, this is what passes for intelligence in a race raised on potatoes and used dishwater called Guinness...

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Female 9,572
"`Cheaper maybe, but you end up making a race of supermen. That`s how Australia got started, remember?`
If "supermen" is Australian for "inbred kangaroo-shagging ute-driving hicks" then Lionhart`s statement makes perfect sense."

lmfao, nice.

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Male 526
LazyMe... that says 1 in 55... only slightly better, but still a huge difference
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Male 111
Like Tenty said, it`s a money making industry. That`s why it`s incredibly unlikely we`ll ever see prison reform in the states. Works the same as rehab, private corps make a lot more money off of drugs being illegal than they could ever make selling them if they were legalized.
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Male 12,138
vv [quote]It would be better to put them on an island that has been stripped of all usable resources.[/quote]

So, pretty much Australia then?

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Male 2,688
Lionhart has a point. If you just dump people on an abandoned island, they`ll eventually work out a strong society and COULD come back to bite you. It would be better to put them on an island that has been stripped of all usable resources.
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Male 10,440

... what a messed up system you people have. 1 in 23 from Louisiana are in jail.

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Male 4,793
anybody thats in for over 30 years, just harvest their organs and feed the rest of them to africa or something. (let the flaming begin. rofl)
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Male 8,300
> Wouldn`t it just be cheaper to throw `em all on a deserted island and let `em fight it out?

Cheaper maybe, but you end up making a race of supermen. That`s how Australia got started, remember?

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Male 2,796
"Guys tip, on I-Am-Bored if you don`t like something don`t bother viewing it. It`s really simple and saves your time and ours."

So all I need to do really is already know everything about whatever it is I have seen, before I see it. Makes sense... I will get right on that!

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Male 438
Also some interesting facts:

The prison population has tripled since the 80s (due to longer sentences)
The crime rate has fallen by 40%
The US population has increased by 20%

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Male 438
this information seems to be false http://www.prisonsucks.com/
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Male 3
wow, Louisiana has 1 out of 55 people behind bars. I love my state :)
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Male 424
America actually makes more money from their prison system.... they re-invented the slave system. Basically, prisoners work for like 25cents an hour.. it`s not mandatory, but if you don`t you`re put in isolation. It`s cheap labour.
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Male 730
Guys tip, on I-Am-Bored if you don`t like something don`t bother viewing it. It`s really simple and saves your time and ours.
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Female 267
I <3 infographics.
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Male 5,189
What a waste of money.
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Male 12,138
Bizahr, we`re not too strict on multiple posts round here, but that`s taking the piss and bordering on spam. This isn`t an Open Forum. If you really want to chat, I suggest the I-A-B Chat (click "chat" on the blue bar across the top of the page). Thanks.
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Male 2,056
For all you Soad fans:

"Their tryin` to build a prison..."

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Male 2,229
The ass-end of police state mechanics.
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Male 88
Okay, so it costs 3.3 billion dollars to hold people that are going to be in prison for the rest of their life, per year!.. They are going to be there till death, just kill them now and save us billions of dollars a year in tax money.
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Male 1,455
@Fancy`s suggestion: That`s how we have Australia!
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Male 1,523
What does the amount of prison inmates that are incarcerated have to do with the number of US military casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan?

These comparisons are getting on my nerves... -.-

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Male 900
infographics are making me more bored guys.
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Female 1,112
Oh lord... another infographic.
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Male 2,796
"inceratated"
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Male 20,911
Link: Incarceration In The U$A [Infographic] [Rate Link] - Wouldn`t it just be cheaper to throw `em all on a deserted island and let `em fight it out, Lord of the Flies-style?
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