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  • AMERICA'S PRISON NATION

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America has the highest average prison population rate in the world and it is now in crisis.

America has the highest average prison population rate in the world, about 714 prisoners per 100,000 people, and its prison system is in the midst of a crisis. Increasing levels of violence, rampant drug use and gang warfare are all part of daily life inside its overcrowded jails. Meet the inmates trying to survive incarceration, addiction and corruption, and the officers responsible for both controlling and protecting them.
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