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The Graphic Truth: Which countries imprison the most people?

The Graphic Truth: Which countries imprison the most people?

The killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis has again thrown a harsh light on abuses within the US criminal justice system. One area of focus is the uniquely American phenomenon of mass incarceration, which disproportionately affects people of color. The United States has long held the dubious distinction of having both the world's largest prison population and the highest per-capita prison rate – and by a long shot. Despite making up just five percent of the world's population the United States accounts for around 25 percent of the world's entire prison population. So which countries have the highest incarceration rates and what kinds of regimes are we talking about? We take a look at the prison data here, and used Freedom House's global freedom index to classify the regime types that we find among the world's leading incarceration nations.

Empathy and listening are key to establishing harmonious relationships, as demonstrated by Callista Azogu, GM of Human Resources & Organization for Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), an Eni subsidiary in Abuja. "To build trust is very difficult. To destroy it is very easy," says Callista, whose busy days involve everything from personnel issues to union relationships. She sees great potential for her native Nigeria not only because of the country's natural resources, but because of its vibrant and creative people.

Learn more about Callista in this episode of Faces of Eni.

Saturday will mark the beginning of an historic turning point for European politics as 1,001 voting members of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, hold an online conference to elect a new leader.

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Joe Biden wants to move into the White House, but the coast isn't clear. He may need some bleach.

Watch more PUPPET REGIME here.

If former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could give incoming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas advice, what would it be? "Well, first I would say, 'Ali, I'm glad it's you, not me.'" His conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Listen: For the first time in twenty years extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, is tasked with answering that question. He joins Ian Bremmer on the podcast to talk about how his organization is trying to keep the developing world from slipping further into poverty in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.


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