With a new administration and some new legislators, it is crucial that we raise the volume of our voices/advocacy for safe, healthy and just communities and for the incarcerated and their families/loved ones.
INCARCERATION RATES AROUND THE WORLD
It is stark and based on the incarceration rate per 100,000 people:
UNITED STATES 721
This map shows you just how many prisoners are in each US state
Simran Khosla, Raw Story, January 3, 2015
“Four of the states in the US have a higher prison population per 100,000 than any nation abroad.
“The incarceration rate in the US is the highest in the world.
“According to the American Civil Liberties Union, although the US is home to only 5 percent of the world’s population, it boasts 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. About one in 100 American adults are behind bars, theEconomist reports.”