What is the world's prison population?

By Dan Mills, On 13th March 2021, Under Sports
10.35 million people

Keeping this in consideration, which country has the lowest incarceration rate in the world?

the Central African Republic

Also Know, what is the largest prison in the world?

Rikers Island

Which country has no jail?

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Iceland is a small country tucked away on the edge of Europe. It has a population of only about 340,000 people. Iceland's prisons are small too. There are only five, altogether housing fewer than 200 prisoners.

What country has the nicest prisons?

A 2014 report by the National Research Council identified two main causes of the increase in the United States' incarceration rate over the previous 40 years: longer prison sentences and increases in the likelihood of imprisonment.
People from BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds constitute only 14% of the general population in England and Wales, but make up 25% of its prison population. In 2017 a review led by the MP David Lammy concluded that the justice system was biased against this group, and required reform.
Oklahoma now has the highest incarceration rate in the U.S., unseating Louisiana from its long-held position as “the world's prison capital.” By comparison, states like New York and Massachusetts appear progressive, but even these states lock people up at higher rates than nearly every other country on earth.
The United States has the largest prison population in the world, and the highest per-capita incarceration rate. In 2016, 2.2 million Americans have been incarcerated, which means for every 100,000 there are 655 who are currently inmates.
According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), nearly 2.2 million adults were held in America's prisons and jails at the end of 2016. That means for every 100,000 people residing in the United States, approximately 655 of them were behind bars.
“Though only five percent of the world's population lives in the United States, it is home to 25 percent of the world's prison population. …
Offense # of Inmates % of Inmates
Drug Offenses 70,323 45.9%
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery 8,703 5.7%
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnapping Offenses 4,948 3.2%
Immigration 7,598 5.0%
Thomas Silverstein
Thomas Silverstein
Born February 4, 1952 Long Beach, California, U.S.
Died May 11, 2019 (aged 67) Lakewood, Colorado
Other names Terrible Tom, Tommy
HM Prison Shepton Mallet
  • HMP Shepton Mallet, sometimes known as Cornhill, is a former prison located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.
  • The prison was opened before 1625 but was already in poor repair by the end of the First English Civil War in 1646.
The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility – known unofficially as “ADX Florence” or “Supermax” – is the most secure prison in America.