en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_incarceration_rate

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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States

Incarceration in the United States is one of the main forms of punishment and rehabilitation for the commission of felony and other offenses. The United States has the largest prison population in the world, and the ..... The percentage of prisoners in federal and state prisons aged 55 and older increased by 33% from 2000 to ...

www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_offenses.jsp

Sep 29, 2018 ... e, Drug Offenses, 78,194, 46.1%. f, Extortion, Fraud, Bribery, 10,792, 6.4%. g, Homicide, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnapping Offenses, 5,523 ...

www.drugwarfacts.org/chapter/drug_prison

"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 ...

www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2018.html

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?

www.drugpolicy.org/issues/drug-war-statistics

Percentage of people arrested for drug law violations who are Black or ... Number of people in the U.S. incarcerated for a drug law violation in 2016: 456,000.

www.naacp.org/criminal-justice-fact-sheet

Between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased ... but 29% of those arrested for drug offenses and 33% of those incarcerated in state ... can reduce the likelihood of a callback or job offer by nearly 50 percent.

fivethirtyeight.com/features/releasing-drug-offenders-wont-end-mass-incarceration

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 ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/10/war-on-drugs-prisons-infographic_n_4914884.html

Mar 10, 2014 ... As the number of people convicted of drug offenses has gone up, the federal prison population has increased — almost 790 percent since ...