If Every State Were a Country, Which Would Be the World’s Prison Capital?
Date:  06-30-2014

Thirty-Six states and Washington, DC have a higher rate of incarceration than Cuba
We know the US leads the world in incarceration but where does your state rank among countries?

Reason.com asks “What if we treated each individual state as an independent nation and stacked them all up against the rest of the world? Which place would prove most prone to locking people up?”

Prison Policy Initiative has the answer, along with which states lock up more people per 100,000 than Rwanda, Cuba, Iran and scores of other countries. See chart here.