Brazil Holds one of the Highest Imprisonment Rates in the World

The World Prison Brief ranks the country 26th. If only the gross number were taken into account, the country would rank 3rd.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is one of the countries in the world with the highest arrest rate. A survey by the G1 shows that the country currently holds 704,395 prisoners - the equivalent to 335 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants.

The World Prison Brief ranks the country 26th on a list of 221 other countries and territories. If only the gross number were taken into account, the country would rank 3rd.

World Prison Brief's database is built by the University of London's Institute for Criminal Policy Research and holds the most up . . .

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