Friday, July 28, 2006


Factlet of the Day

Britain locks up more people per capita than Saudi Arabia, China, or Burma (Myanmar). (It's still well below the US, however, with 145 prisoners per 100,000 people ..., compared to 738 prisoners in the US.) And it has more "lifers" than the rest of Western Europe put together. —Mark Rice-Oxley in "'Revolving door' crowds British prisons with repeat offenders"


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