If that is true that is a staggering statistic.
That was the headline and article from the AP Wire:
Overall, 738 people were locked up for every 100,000 residents...
The states with the highest rates were Louisiana and Georgia, with more than 1 percent of their populations in prison or jail. Rounding out the top five were Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
The states with the lowest rates were Maine, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire.
"It's not a sign of a healthy community when we've come to use incarceration at such rates,"
according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.