Provided below is a list of the countries with the highest rate of incarceration.
This list stands as a testament to the failed drug policy in the United States of America, as over 50% of prisoners are convicted of crimes related to the possession or trafficking of illegal drugs.
Notable countries on the list: Singapore (40), Canada (124), Portugal–where virtually all drugs have been decriminalized–(128), and Egypt (150).
Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population
Source: King’s College London