The US certainly has the highest prison population in the world, but the figures are not as high as 25% of its own population. It's 25% of the world's prison population
even that sounds horribly suspicious.
No, if you know the US it sounds about right
I bet you read that on the internet.
Has to be real on the internet.
hahaha....got that from the disney factbook did you?
Where'd you get those facts from ?
It's because the prisons are privatized. There's money to be made from keeping people is prison.
The vast majority of US and State prisons are not privatized. We've been here before an your statement is no more correct today than it was in the past.
We know that in the US, there's business in keeping people in prison. You never know what you're talking about, sorry.
most people in American prisons are there on drug offenses; if you remove all the people imprisoned for drug possession and use, our prisons would not be overly crowded or congested.
…funny for a troll….what is the % in your country?….yea..like you would answer, coward…. :
…you are most definitely not military….try posting a disney question…
Your alleged military experience does make your initial statement correct. It just goes to prove that the US military will accept anyone these days.
US has a large jail population due to criminals of many type. There are many reasons for this.
Did you know that you are full of crap. You've got to stop fabricating stories. No where near 25% of Americans are in prison.
Less than 1% of Americans are incarcerated. You need to read your own reference by the ACLU. The U.S. population is well over 300 million and about 2.4 million are incarcerated. Do the math.
those countries go right to the death penalty that's why...lol
It's the highest percentage of any country in the world, I guess if prisons work that makes the United States the safest and most crime free nation in the world.
What I read is that the U.S. has 25% of the world's prison population, not that 25% of the US is incarcerated.
That is total BS.
Wikipedia has it at 2.4 million out of a population of 360 million.
Must be huge prisons
"While the United States represents about 5 percent of the world's population, it houses around 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Imprisonment of America's 2.3 million prisoners" (Wikipedia)
25% really? fake!
Read your initial comment here.... the ACLU site does not back up your statement.
Those countries have a much more simple solution, they execute most of their criminals, and don't need as big of prisons.
are you sure? one person in every four?
yes i didn't think so :)
The highest prison population in the world though. 1 in every 100