Highest Rate of Incarceration in US History

A new report published by the Pew Center on the States reveals that the jail and prison population in the United States is 2.3 million people. That’s more than one in every one hundred adults, the highest rate at any time in US history. Last year alone the population grew by 25,000. Shocking.

New York Times news summary here. Full text of the report here.

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