Our neighbours in the Olympic medals table

BRISTOL

ABC

Imprisonment Tables 2008

Rank Country

Total

Prisoners per 100,000 of national population

Prisoners held on remand/
pre-trial

Number of prisons

1 USA

2,299,116

762

21.0%

5,069

2 China

1,565,771

119

est 06.0%

est 800

3 Russian Federation

894,855

635

15.6%

1,051

18 United Kingdom

83,601

154

16.2%

140

Source – http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/law/research/icps/worldbrief/

Let’s not strive to join the USA, China and Russia at the top of the imprisonment table by 2012…

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