Nowadays, U.S. has the greatest number country with the highest rate of prisoners and convicts in the world, claims Shimon Haber according to some recent findings. Although, this information is not surprising, this is a country that imposes its concept of democracy to other countries. So, let ask ourselves: Do we need “pathocracy” – a system of government by psychopaths dressed as a “global democracy”?
BBC News published a special report, which delivers the number of prisoners for each country. The first position holds the United States with 2,193,798 prisoners (737 prisoners of 100,000 individuals). Therefore, it is not surprising that they have overcrowded prisons with a capacity up to 107.6 %. Their prisons hold 21.2% of prisoners, who have been convicted by the U.N. laws. Moreover, the U.S can brag with another sad figure. They have the greatest number of female prisoners – 8.9% of the prison population.
China, the most populated country in the world has a total of 1,548,498 prisoners (118 prisoners of 100,000 individuals) and 4.6% of female prisoners. It is interesting to remark that China had been attacked by the U.S. administration for their alleged deficient of transparency and civil liberties, but if we judge by the number of prisoners, then China holds a much better position than the world’s leading democracy. The second position belongs to Russia, with 874,161 inmates, which means that they have 615 prisoners of 100,000 citizens. In the last few years, their prison capacity has reached up to 79.5%, where 16.9% fell on the international prisoners.
Ukraine comes on the third position with 162,602 inmates, which means 350 prisoners of 100,000 individuals. Their prison capacity is currently at 101.3% – 19.5% of them are international prisoners, and 6.1% are women. India, the second most crowded country in the world, holds 332,112 prisoners, which means 30 inmates of 100,000 individuals, but their prison capacity has reached up to an alarming 139%, 70.1% of the prisoners were convicted with an international law. India has only 3.7 % female prisoners. Click here to find out more.