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Nations That Incarcerate More Than The US [Pic]

This is what it looks like when you take all of the countries that jail more people than we do and put them into one GIF.

No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. At 716 per 100,000 people, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the U.S. tops every other nation in the world.


14 killed during botched police raids. Story in credits link below.

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Date: 08/18/13 12:11 PM

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  1. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
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    August 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    Link: Nations That Incarcerate More Than The US - 14 killed during botched police raids. Story in credits link below.
  2. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    USA the land of the free
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    "USA the land of the free" .... in 5 to 10
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    August 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    Is this anything to do with private prison services and lobbying??
  5. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    madduck,

    very much so. It`s a huge industry.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    Take out Marijuana incarcerations, and we are somewhere around 50. True story.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    August 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    thought so LordJim, given the plans the shambles we have in power has for us I fear we may go the same way.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    Prison is a business. Practically free labor.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    Madduck,

    I think they are going a different but equally sinister rout. Zero-hour contracts, work-fare, bedroom tax... . They don`t need to build prisons if they can create enough peons desperate for any scraps they are thrown.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    The very concept of a for-profit prison should surely set off all kinds of alarm bells. When more prisoners = more money you get, well, Louisiana.
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    Dead_mind Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    #1
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I wonder...If you were to subtract the number of african-Americans from our population, and subtract the number of african-Americans form the total number of Americans incarcerated, how would the numbers stack up?

    I`m not simply trying to be racist here, I am just curious. I bet the percentage of inmates would still by too high, but I would also bet the difference to be staggeringly different.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    ALSO: Just look at the commenters on this thread. Euopean just love the chance to talk s#it about America.

    I`ll know America is completely fuct when euorpenises stop being jealous.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    This has EVERYTHING to do with privatized prisons who pay off their criminal politician friends to keep them in business. One reason the legalization of marijuana is taking so long is mandatory minimum drug sentences, which means more money pumped into the private prison system. One-fourth of prisoners incarcerated today are there for low-level, non-violent drug offences.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    `Euopean just love the chance to talk s#it about America.`

    Change the bloody record. Spend more time on the question and less on whining about it being asked.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    @TB it isn`t as simple as subtraction. Americans of European decent are less likely to receive jail-time for the same offenses.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    turdburglar,

    Do the same sum with christians...
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    Mevsthevoice Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    the headline is messed up, should be other way around
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    8jdb28jdb2 Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    the American justice system is only self-serving. They are actually serving an injustice to American society. As a road to a middle-class job or as a career route for the military complex, the American justice is too bloated to be justifiable.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    @turdburglar: The number would drop to 271 per 100,000 people.

    @LordJim: The number would drop to 258 per 100,00 people. 26%-50% switch to a religion in prison, and only 84% of prisoners have their religion recorded according to pew research and 5% of that is considered unknown. Also the type of Christianity appears to be important, Orthodox Christians account for only 0.4% and Mormons only 0.8% but groups like Protestants account for 50.6% according to Pew Research.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    August 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    what is this jail thing you speak of?
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    @madduck and @LordJim: Only 94,365 out of 1,311,136 or 7.1% are state inmates are at privatized prisons and 25,201 out of 2,266,832 or 1.1% of federal inmates are at privatized prisons, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

    @auburnjunky: I can`t verify that, yet although marijuana arrests are high actual incarcerations (except for violating parole or including other offences) I would imagine would actually be quite low. Yet I can`t find incarceration rates for pot anywhere, only arrest rates. Can you link it?

    I found one source from the Bureau of Justice Statistics that said it was 2.7% of state incarcerations were for crimes involving marijuana , 0.3% for only marijuana with priors and 0.1% of that for no priors, it said 0.4% altogether for only marijuana but it was also in 2004.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    http://www.bjs.gov/ content/pub/pdf/p11.pdf

    50% of federal prisoners are there for drug offenses. but that includes more than just marijuana.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    @kree: "50% of federal prisoners are there for drug offenses. but that includes more than just marijuana."

    Yea, I don`t think anyone doubts that drug incarceration is high, but we need a study that looks at incarceration, not simply arrests, for Marijuana involved and Marijana only crimes. I`m still looking, but I don`t think anyone has done it, not even NORML.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm
    Land of the Free indeed.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    "I`ll know America is completely fuct when euorpenises stop being jealous."

    You can`t tell the difference between sour-grapes and genuine ridicule and disgust, so you won`t even realise when your nation is tanking and be unable to do anything about it.

    Honestly, I am surprised that you`re not bringing back slavery.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    Since America is also one of the highest illicit drug consuming/trafficking countries in the world, this doesn`t surprise me.

    It just means that our police are on the job and arresting & convicting a lot of dealers. That and the recidivism rate is also rather high, because judges set strict parole and probation rules.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm
    It`s surprising that some of them are even kept alive.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    August 19, 2013 at 12:20 am
    I`m all for American Independence!
    (saves us poor Europeans from having to pay extra taxes)
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2013 at 4:43 am
    Good god, does the UK still own all those island groups?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    Ya I`m sure China, Russia, NK and such keep spotless records of prisoner populations......
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    richanddead - I don`t know your sources for that number, but it sure is a gigantic difference.

    And to think people want to ban "assault weapons" in the name of saving lives and preventing crime. Maybe we should ban minorities?

    Of course I don`t think we should ban either, but the numbers suggest something different.

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