No Country imprisons a larger share of its people than America. Its incarceration rate—693 of every 100,000—is nearly five times Britain’s, six times Canada’s and 15 times Japan’s. And that rate masks huge variations: Washington, DC, Louisiana and Georgia each lock up more than one in every 100 residents. Why?
“Criminal Injustice: Inside America’s national disgrace” Reason magazine This was 2011. And where are we now? https://reason.com/issues/july-2011