States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2021



States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2021

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States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2021

by Emily Widra and Tiana Herring September 2021
Not only does the U.S. have the highest incarceration rate in the world; every single U.S. state incarcerates more people per capita than virtually any independent democracy on earth. To be sure, states like New York and Massachusetts appear progressive in their incarceration rates compared to states like Louisiana, but compared to the rest of the world, every U.S. state relies too heavily on prisons and jails to respond to crime.
World Incarceration Rates If Every U.S. State Were A Country
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