Inmate Count in U.S. Dwarfs Other Nations

American Exception
Published: April 23, 2008

The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population. But it has almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/us/23prison.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1208955621-gzyp8LQqzFPwitOdjowL0w

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