America’s prison problem?

Very interesting article about America’s prison problem. prisoner population rates around the world

It is amazing that there are over 2.4 million people in the U.S. in prison, approximately 0.7% of the population. This equates to for every 100,000 people in the U.S., over 700 live behind bars. With its 2.4 million incarcerated individuals, America ranks #1. Does America really have this many people who have done acts so heinous they deserve to be incarcerated? I seriously doubt it. Think about where America would be if we only incarcerated those that posed a true harm or threat to society? How much money has been spent on the prison system and the lost productivity of this population?

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