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The Journey Inward: Can Redemption, Restoration Be Part Of Prison System?


Last updated 8/28/2019 at 4:01pm

The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world, surpassing China, North Korea and Russia.

In 2008 the United States had around 24.7 percent of the world’s 9.8 million prisoners but only 4.4 percent of the world’s population.

The U.S. also has more prisoners confined to isolation than any other country in the world. This practice was condemned in 2011 by the U.N. as a form of torture.

In 1999, the Supreme Court of Norway refused to extradite American hash-smuggler Henry Hendrickson, as they declared that U.S. prisons do not meet humanitarian standards.


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