At the overcrowded California Institution for Men, the gymnasium is used for bunks. (Monica Almeida/The New York Times)
U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other nations
By Adam Liptak, April 23, 2008
The International Herald Tribune
The United States has less than 5 percent of the world's population. But it has almost a quarter of the world's prisoners.
Indeed, the United States leads the world in… Continue