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In October 2013, the incarceration rate of the United States of America was the highest in the world, at 716 per 100,000 of the national population. While the United States represents about 4.4 percent of the world's population, it houses around 22 percent of the world's prisoners. ... The percentage of Federal prisoners serving time for drug offenses declined ...


Jun 30, 2018 ... e, Drug Offenses, 78,784, 46.1%. f, Extortion, Fraud, Bribery, 10,852, 6.4%. g, Homicide, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnapping Offenses, 5,573 ...


"Forty-seven percent (81,900) of sentenced federal prisoners on September 30, 2016 (the most recent date for which federal offense data are available) were ...


Jul 17, 2015 ... (The U.S. has roughly 5 percent of the world's population, but a quarter of its ... Heavy prison sentences for drug crimes are only one of many ...


Mar 14, 2018 ... Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs?


Mar 14, 2017 ... Are most people in state and federal prisons locked up for drug offenses? ... Jail churn is particularly high because most people in jails have not ...


Proportion of people incarcerated for a drug offense in state prison who are Black or ... these groups use and sell drugs at similar rates as whites: 57 percent.


Dec 9, 2016 ... With 2.2 million people in prison, mass incarceration is the greatest ... offenses and drug violations swept more individuals into the system.


Between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America ... African Americans represent 12.5% of illicit drug users, but 29% of those ... A criminal record can reduce the likelihood of a callback or job offer by nearly 50 percent.