Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Five Most Ruthless Police States in America



5 States with the Highest Incarceration Rate

Rank of
Incarceration
Rate
Per 100,000
2009
Incarceration Rate
Per 100,000
 Prison Population
2008
Prison Population
2010
Percent change
2008-2010
UnitedStates502 1,610,1101,612,071+0.1%
1. Louisiana88138,30139,780+3.6%
2. Mississippi702 22,75421,521-5.4%
3. Oklahoma65725,86426,397+2.1%
4. Alabama65030,50835,611+3.5%
5. Texas648172,506171,249-0.7%
http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=760&cat=1
http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Prison_Count_2010.pdf?n=880



I found this very disturbing article here.