U.S. has more prisoners than China

June 18, 2015

Jail Bars
Over 5.5 million prisoners populate the five largest prison population states.

United States: 2,228,424
China: 1,701,344
Russian Federation: 671,700
Brazil: 581,507
India: 411,992

Per 100,000 citizens
United States: 707
Russian Federation:470
Brazil: 274
China: 172
India: 30

$55 billion is spent by the U.S. government on prisons every year

That’s $183 per man, woman, and child in the US.

History of Prisons

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