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    US Has Most Women Prisoners

    US Has Most Women Prisoners
    Praveen Narayan
    March 8, 2012

    As many as 6,50,000 women and girls, convicted or awaiting trial, are lodged in prisons around the world, says the International Center for Prison Studies (ICPR) in a study carried out at 212 prisons the world over.


    Inmates wash the floor in Cartagena's Women's District Jail March 6, 2012, in preparation for an event marking International Women's Day on March 8.
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    The US houses a third of all women prisoners in the world - 201,200.

    Countries that follow America in female prisoner count are China (84,600), the Russian Federation (59 200), Brazil (35,956) and Thailand (29,175).

    Countries where the strength of women prisoners is above 7,000 are India with15,406 and Vietnam with 12,591 women offenders who have been charged or facing trial, followed by Mexico, the Ukraine and Philippines with 10,072, 9,697 and 7,726 respectively.

    Since the last study in 2006, the world has experienced a rise of 16 per cent in women prisoners whereas in America the number rose to 23 per cent while the smallest increase was of 6 per cent in European countries.

    Around the world, 80 per cent of prisons accommodate 2 to 9 per cent of women prisoners.

    The highest concentration of women prisoners can be found in the Maldives with 21.6 per cent; Hong Kong has 20 per cent women inmates, Bahrain comes next with 18.5 per cent, followed by Andorra, Macau-China, Qatar and Thailand with 16.4, 14.8, 14.7 and 14.6 per cent respectively.

    The average for women in African nations stands at 3.1 per cent followed by Asia with an average as high as 5.95 per cent.

    The averages in the Americas, Europe and Oceania are 5.15, 2.9, and 3.9 per cent respectively.

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    That would be because the US has the most women criminals then.

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    All Fish Swim,

    People Swim ,

    People are Fish .


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    IMO Only about one percent of female criminals in USA are locked up. There is a lot more that need to be.

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    I suspect that other Muslim states have a high proportion of female prisoners.

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    Considering that the US has by far the highest percentage of it's people incarcerated of any country (followed by Russia), it would be downright sexist if that figure did not reflect it's fair share of women. The prison system in the USA is largely run by for-profit corporations, aka privatised, so you can bet they will be generously funding Lobby groups and faux 'citizens advocate groups' that not only resist penal reform, but probably call for more and harsher jail sentences.

    It is hard for me to believe that the US citizenry is so much more inclined to criminality than that of any other nation.
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    I would like to see how many Thais locked up in them figures. like in Macau the place is crawling with Thai slappers

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    As many as 6,50,000 women and girls, convicted or awaiting trial, are lodged in prisons around the world,
    How many?

    International Women's Day
    When's International Men's Day?

    This is quite sexist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Considering that the US has by far the highest percentage of it's people incarcerated of any country (followed by Russia), it would be downright sexist if that figure did not reflect it's fair share of women. The prison system in the USA is largely run by for-profit corporations, aka privatised, so you can bet they will be generously funding Lobby groups and faux 'citizens advocate groups' that not only resist penal reform, but probably call for more and harsher jail sentences.

    It is hard for me to believe that the US citizenry is so much more inclined to criminality than that of any other nation.
    You're aware of the US judges convicted of sentencing scores of children to prison for minor offenses for $2.6 million in backhanders from the owners.

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    Never ceases to amaze me just what a backward country America is in so many ways.

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    Gets to ya dunnit?
    Something weird about the place, maybe too much oil money in the early days, or summat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    That would be because the US has the most women criminals then.
    And clearly the most prisoners [both genders].
    No other society even comes close.

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    And dispite having some of the highest jailing rates in the world, their country doesn't seem to be proportionally crime free.

    Apprently here was an international mens day on the 19th nov 2011, so dont have to feel left out

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    Ahhh, that's why all them gay blokes were singing and trying to hug other blokes that night at one of the pubs.

    Thought it was a bunch of rugby fans,...hmmmm.!

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    ^I always thought that rugby was simply a prop for in the closet gays to have their fun without feeling guilty.

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    I reckon you could be right, Hazz.

    Something strange about the locker room boys sometimes, they get a bit, erm......close, maybe?

    Ya know, like er, "We're all really good mates here, known each other for ages." etc...

    Often seen in groups with nary a female in sight......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    I reckon you could be right, Hazz.

    Something strange about the locker room boys sometimes, they get a bit, erm......close, maybe?

    Ya know, like er, "We're all really good mates here, known each other for ages." etc...

    Often seen in groups with nary a female in sight......
    Disturbing for you?

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    Not disturbing, just funny!

    Ya get these macho tough guys weeping out all their repressed soft side once they've had enough grog, and even scrap over it all like a bunch of girls, sometimes.

    The only true men in rugby are the Welsh and Otago's glorious Highlanders.

    The rest are poofs, (well, some of the ABs are OK too, and....?)

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    That's a hell of a lot of butch women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    That's a hell of a lot of butch women.
    That's if they weren't before being sent to the slammer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    That's a hell of a lot of butch women.
    Shhhh! Don't tell Bobcock that, he'd be over the moon! (in more ways than one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Considering that the US has by far the highest percentage of it's people incarcerated of any country (followed by Russia), it would be downright sexist if that figure did not reflect it's fair share of women. The prison system in the USA is largely run by for-profit corporations, aka privatised, so you can bet they will be generously funding Lobby groups and faux 'citizens advocate groups' that not only resist penal reform, but probably call for more and harsher jail sentences.

    It is hard for me to believe that the US citizenry is so much more inclined to criminality than that of any other nation.
    The acknowledged reason the incarceration rate is so high in the US the length of sentences given, mostly driven by the mandatory sentencing laws. What would be a 6 or 7 month first burglary offense sentence in Canada or the UK will get you 16 months in the US.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/wo...pagewanted=all

    Note, private prisons in the US house about 130,000 of the over 2 million in prison or about 7%. Though it is indeed a growth industry, it is small compared to government run institutions.

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    The American legal system is designed to squeeze the max money out of the people, the same as its medical system.

    Insurance companies make a mint out of the insecure system that America has set up for itself, where only the wealthy can really afford a secure life style.

    Unless, of course you're a drop out living out in the sticks.

    Nah,... the place is a horror story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Never ceases to amaze me just what a backward country America is in so many ways.
    Damm American criminal justice system. The gall of the law enforcement agencies actually enforcing the law and then the audacity of the criminal court system for further incarceration of female criminals.

    Just think what the Thai jail system or other nations jail systems would look like if their countries enforced the laws of their land?

    I don't think I want to be imprisoned in China, south America, Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, and so forth.

    Thanks Buriramboy for showing me the error of the American judicial system. I have to go to the doctor now for a session on reality and tolerance of ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    The American legal system is designed to squeeze the max money out of the people, the same as its medical system.

    Insurance companies make a mint out of the insecure system that America has set up for itself, where only the wealthy can really afford a secure life style.

    Unless, of course you're a drop out living out in the sticks.

    Nah,... the place is a horror story.
    Yea, just ask Stanford and Bernie Madoff how unjust the system is towards the rich and famous. Com'n ENT get serious. White collar criminals seem to be filling up those empty jail cells rather rapidly. Wall streets heroes are todays federal prison system failures. Drug crimes top the list of criminals imprisoned in the USA BTW, not poor people, just assholes. Got any assholes in your neighborhood?

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