Approximately 2.2 million adults - that's one out of every hundred people - in America are currently living behind bars. That's far and away higher than the next highest country - Cuba - by both sheer number and per capita.

The Prison Policy Initiative took a look at how individual states would line up if they were treated like actual countries. And the results were very disheartening - 36 states have a higher incarceration rate than every other country in the world.

This is a startling image of where our country stands in the world, and it leads to several very important questions: Does the United States have a crime problem? A prison problem that costs too much money? No problem at all?

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