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Time to level the playing field

I am going to throw some facts at you. The United States is home to 4.4 percent of the world's 7.53 billion population, whereas Canada represents only .5 percent of the world's population.

Some 22 percent of the world's prisoners are behind bars in the U.S. In 2015, the Washington Post reported that 478/100,000 people are incarcerated in the United States, the world's highest rate, as compared to New Zealand's 192/100,000, Canada's 188/100,000, Australia's 180/100,000, and Japan's 51/100,000.

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