Posted: 13 Jun 2008 02:23 PM CDT
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the United States of America is The Worlds Worst Prison State:
"In 2004, nearly 7 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at yearend 2004 — 3.2% of all U.S. adult residents or 1 in every 31 adults." - U.S. Department of Justice
NOTE: It's far worse now in 2007.
The numbers are just as bad when considered as a Percent of Population - see below
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