Convict count 

A look at the numbers

Number of inmates in Georgia: 53,000

Number of inmates in the United Kingdom: 79,861

Rank of U.S. on a list of the highest prison rates in the world: 1

Number of adults under some form of correctional supervision nationwide: 1 in 32

Number of adults under some form of correctional supervision in Georgia: 1 in 15

Percentage that Georgia's prison population has increased this year: 9.4

Georgia's rank in size of prison systems in the United States: 5

Georgia's population rank in the U.S.: 10

Percentage of Georgia's prisoners who are black: 60

Percentage of Georgia's population that's black: 28

Approximate number of federal lawsuits pending against the Georgia Department of Corrections that allege inmate abuse, filed by Atlanta lawyer McNeill Stokes: 40

Approximate number of unannounced shakedowns conducted by the DOC this year: 18

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, International Centre for Prison Studies at King's College London, Gainesville Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Department of Corrections, U.S. Census Bureau



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