I was going through the List of top international rankings by country and started laughing pretty hysterically when I scrolled down to America and came across "Most people in prison," and "Highest incarceration rate."
I'm some what baffled. How can a country that is so developed, and whose slogan is "Land of the Free" have more people in prison than any other nation on the planet?
Does America have too many laws? Do other countries not have enough laws? Is it because America's law enforcement agencies are that much more advanced than other countries? Do Americans, as a general rule of thumb, commit more crimes per capita? I really have no idea, and am interested in what you guys think. Especially the non-American posters.