We're number one! We're number one! In prison and jail inmates per capita, that is. http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/02/28/prison.population.ap/index.html [Broken] "The report said the United States is the world's incarceration leader, far ahead of more populous China with 1.5 million people behind bars. It said the U.S. also is the leader in inmates per capita (750 per 100,000 people), ahead of Russia (628 per 100,000) and other former Soviet bloc nations which make up the rest of the Top 10." Is it just a coincidence that the two countries that were involved in the Cold War have the highest incarceration rates in the world?