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One of the great joys of listening to NPR is not knowing where the next story will take me. Will it be the Steppes of Mongolia? A prison in Alabama? The inside of the Federal Reserve?

Often embedded within these pieces are facts, figures, and fascinating trivia; but the smooth, dulcet tones of the reporter distract me, allowing the information to slip out the back. I will attempt to collect these morsels of hard data and post them here.

If you hear something, share something. But only the facts; not subjective thoughts, loose approximations, or unprovable claims.

Link: Louisiana imprisons more people per capita than any other state or country in the world, with one out of every 86 adults behind bars.


Its rate of incarceration is three times higher than Iran’s and 10 times higher than Germany’s, and its prison population has doubled in the past 20 years.

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