There Are More Americans In Jail Than There Were In Stalin’s Gulag Archipelago

Henry Blodget
March 24, 2012

There are now more Americans in jail — 6 million — than there were in Stalin’s Gulag, reports Fareed Zakaria, in a column called “Incarceration Nation.”

And it’s not just a relative population thing.

The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens.

How does that compare to other countries?

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