How packed are the Americas' prisons?

An inmate of an unauthorized holding center is apprehensive about an impending transfer to a new facility. His arms are tattooed with dedications to his son and mother.</p>

An inmate of an unauthorized holding center is apprehensive about an impending transfer to a new facility. His arms are tattooed with dedications to his son and mother.

Occupancy levels of prisons by country in 2011 

(All data was provided by the UK's International Center for Prison Studies)

 

Comparing 1992 and 2010 incarceration rates by country

 

Comparing 1992 and 2010 prison population growth by country