Prison Industrial Complex
Year after the year the United States beats all other countries in having the highest rate of incarceration in the world.
According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) over 2.2 million adults were held behind bars at the end of 2016. People of color & native Americans make up the majority of those imprisoned.
George Szamuely, a senior fellow at The Global Policy Institute has researched incarceration trends in the US and abroad.