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29 February 2008

Pew Center: One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008

The Land of the Free.

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From Democracy Now:

Record 1 in 100 Americans Behind Bars

A new report has found that a record one in 100 American adults are behind bars. According to the Pew Center, the prison population has grown by 25,000 even though the rate of violent crimes has decreased. One in one hundred black women are jailed compared to one in three hundred and fifty white women. One in thirty six Hispanic men and one in fifteen Black men are in jail or prison. The US has the highest rate of prisoners in the world with more than two point three million people behind bars.
The graphic is from the Kansas City Star.

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