States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2016
Prison Policy Initiative
Jun 16, 2016

“Louisiana has been called ‘the world’s prison capital.’ The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world.” But in the global context, how far behind are the other 49 states, really? This report finds that the disturbing answer is ‘Not very far.’  This report, ‘States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2016,’ updates the Prison Policy Initiative’s 2014 briefing that, for the first time, directly situated individual U.S. states in the global context.”

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