For the land of the free, it’s a bit strange that the US has 25% of the global prison population – whilst only having 5% of the total population. Where Stalin had his gulags, the US is doing much much worse with its prisons. It has more of its own population behind bars than any other country!

Thankfully there’s a politician in there – Jim Webb – who thinks this is ridiculous and might actually stand a chance of doing something about it.