Friday, August 8, 2008

US keeps place as world's #1 jailer

by PressTV Sat, 07 Jun 2008

The United States has 2.3 million people behind bars, more than any other country in the world and more than ever before in its history.

The number represents an incarceration rate of 762 per 100,000 residents, compared to 152 per 100,000 in Britain, 108 in Canada, and 91 in France, HRW said in a statement commenting on Justice Department figures also released Friday.


Wow! 762 per 100,00 residents compared to 91 per 1000 in France and I thought the French were kidding when they compared in Le Monde's Jean-Marc Manach has an article in France's newspaper of reference comparing the country today to the oppressive and tyrannical society of George Orwell's 1984.

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