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Locked Up: Incarceration Trends in America

Locked Up: Incarceration Trends in America

March 21, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Since 2002, the United States has maintained the highest incarceration rate in the world. Although prison populations are increasing in various parts of the world, more than 1 percent of American adults are now behind bars; equating to 1 out of 100 American adults (which surpasses any other nation on earth). In fact, the USA holds 25 percent of the world’s prisoners.