During the Bush administration feds decided we needed more folks in prison to bolster their bottom line soon after that an unprecedented order of 40,000 prison beds was placed and filled. This huge single order caught the eye of some conspiracy theorists who warned us to notice the implications. Now it looks like it was Washington’s aim to get more American behind bars than ever before and it’s working perfectly.

A recent tally ranks the U.S. with an amazing 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens. So maybe you’re asking yourself, “How does that compare to other countries?”


Japan has 63 per 100,000,
Germany has 90 per 100,000
France has 96 per 100,000
South Korea has 97 per 100,000
Britain has 153 per 100,000