The US has some of the most restrictive laws in the world, according to a report released by the Brennan Center for Justice.
In 2015, the Center found that 24 states and the District of Columbia had the strictest prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, as well as the most severe prison terms for violent offenders.
The US also has the most punitive laws on drug offenders.
These are the most draconian in the entire world, the report said.
While some states have adopted stricter sentencing guidelines in recent years, such as California, many have not, and some jurisdictions have been able to implement policies that make sentencing easier and more lenient, such a New York judge’s decision to commute a drug offender’s sentence to time served, and the death sentence handed down to a man who was convicted of murder in Mississippi.
While it’s not entirely clear which states have tougher drug laws, the Brennan report found that a lot of them are clustered in the south and midwest.
A recent Gallup poll found that states with the highest incarceration rates are in the South and the West, while states with relatively lower rates are mostly in the North.
The report noted that the number of people behind bars in the US is on the rise.
About 5.3 million people are in prison today, which is a 4% increase since 2005, and is more than double the population of Canada.
About 2.7 million people were in prison in 2008, up from 1.9 million people in 2010, the year the report was published.
Some states are trying to crack down on prison population growth, including Ohio, Florida, and Tennessee, where some of their most punitive sentences are.
Some of the states that have the most stringent prison laws include Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The Brennan Center’s report found: States with the most intense prison sentences in the country, including the most serious drug offenses, have the highest prison populations and the most aggressive enforcement policies.
The most restrictive policies are in states that incarcerate more than 90% of their inmates.
States with a high percentage of violent offenders have the lowest prison populations.
In the most-dangerous states, such like Texas and New Mexico, the incarceration rate is one of the highest.
States that have adopted more leniency policies in recent decades have seen significant decreases in the incarceration rates of their incarcerated populations.
States like Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, which have the nation’s most stringent drug sentencing laws, are also the most violent.
Some experts have pointed to the United States’ incarceration rates as an example of the failure of incarceration to reduce crime.
But the Brennan Centre’s report noted the US’ prison system is “one of the worst in the developed world.”
It also noted that in recent times, there has been a lot more focus on reforming the US prison system.
The Center found some of these reforms have had an impact on the prison population: The most recent federal prison population data released in February found that more than 70% of all inmates were in jail for nonviolent offenses.
This is a 50% increase over the prior year.
This was the second consecutive year that the percentage of all prison inmates who were nonviolent offenders rose to more than 75%.
And the majority of inmates who had been in prison for nonviolent crimes are not serving time for violent crimes.
But in 2015, it was the fourth year in a row that the proportion of nonviolent inmates who are serving time was at or above 80%.
While the number and number of nonviolent offenders has decreased in recent months, the overall number of inmates serving time in state prisons has increased.
There were more than 5.4 million people serving time behind bars as of February 2017, up about 200,000 from January.
The number of prisoners serving time has been increasing, but it’s still below the peak of nearly 20 million people at this time in the 1980s.
In total, the United State has about 8.2 million inmates in state and local correctional facilities, and 3.8 million prisoners serving life sentences in state or federal prisons.
As of February, the federal prison system had more than 3.3 percent of its inmates serving sentences for a non-violent offense, according the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
But as of the end of February of 2018, the number was 2.6 percent, down from the peak level of more than 7.5 percent in early 2009.
The increase in the number, however, was not the result of more inmates serving prison time, the Bureau reported.
Instead, it’s been driven by a decrease in inmates in the state and federal system being placed in solitary confinement, and an increase in inmates being transferred to state and federally run prisons.
The majority of the changes in prison populations over the last few years have been in states where there is a greater use of the death penalty.
In 2016, for example, there were 3.1 million executions nationwide, down by about