What Do Global Solutions to Mass Incarceration Look Like? An Introduction to the Incarceration Nations Network
There are some 10.35 million people worldwide are currently behind bars. This number is steadily increasing: between 2008 and 2011, the prison population grew in 78% of all countries and between 2000 and 2016 it showed an increase of almost 20%. More than 3.2 of these 10.35 million people behind bars have not been convicted of anything — they are potentially innocent people awaiting trial. One in five of these 10.35 million is incarcerated for drug-related offenses, 83% of this number for simple drug possession. As a whole, people from minority groups and Indigenous communities are...
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