The Role Of Offenders In Prisons

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The American prison system incarcerates more people than any other country, being the 5 percent of the world’s population yet is home to 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. There is approximately 2.2 million inmates incarcerated in The United States, the grand majority serving minor nonviolent offenses. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate statistics, drug offences make up 46.4 percent of offences in prisons combining that of homicide, aggravated assault, immigration, embezzlement, sex offences, burglary, weapons and extortion all combined.

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