U.S. Imprisonment Rates ‘Out of Step With the World’

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Incarceration rates for U.S. states "are out of step with the rest of the world," according to a new analysis by the Prison Policy Initiative. The report, "States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2016,” updates a 2014 analysis. Louisiana had the highest state incarceration rate in the new report, followed by Georgia, Oklahoma and Alabama. South Dakota, at No. 5, was the only northern state . . .

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