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In American plank is closely

October 24 2005
17:10

According to the 2005 number of inmates in U.S. prisons compared with the previous has increased by 1,9%. In this case, according to the U.S. Department of Justice , federal prisons are already overcrowded by 40%.

According to the Government by the end of last year the total number of federal prisoners, and various correctional facilities and jails was 2.3 million. This figure is the highest in the world.

Behind America in the ranking of the prisoners settled PRC. To date, the country's prison has about 1.5 million people. However, it should take into account the population of two countries: the United States - 296 million in China - 1.3 billion.

The most "populated" prisons are located in the southern U.S. states. Topping the list of Louisiana with a population of 100,000 inhabitants. There are languishing behind bars more than 800 people.

According to official figures, despite the decline in crime last year, the number of prisoners continues to grow steadily, reports AP.

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