Inmate Count in U.S. Dwarfs Other Nations’ - New York Times: "Indeed, the United States leads the world in producing prisoners, a reflection of a relatively recent and now entirely distinctive American approach to crime and punishment. Americans are locked up for crimes — from writing bad checks to using drugs — that would rarely produce prison sentences in other countries. And in particular they are kept incarcerated far longer than prisoners in other nations."
Land of the "free," right? If we have more laws than anyone else, does that mean we're more free?