- At the present time there are a little over 5,000 jails and prisons in America. (Source: American Correctional Association, 2007 Directory)
- The U.S. holds 23.4% of the world’s prison population. (The Department of Justice; Bureau of Justice Statistics)
- 62% of all inmates in county jails art awaiting trial. (Source: The Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
- The largest prison in the world is located at Angola, Louisiana. It sets on 16,000 acres. The inmates there are all serving life sentences. (Source: Louisiana Department of Corrections)
- There are 9.8 million prisoners worldwide. (Source: Roy Walmsley with The International Center for Prison Studies)
- ADX Florence located in Florence, Colorado, also known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” is widely considered the most secure prison in the United States. (Source: American Correctional Association 2007 Directory)
- Over the past 25 years, the United States has built the largest prison system in the world. (Source: E. Currie, Crime and Punishment in America. Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1998 p.3)
MID-AMERICA PRISON MINISTRIES HAS A PLAN TO EVANGELIZE MORE AND MORE OF AMERICA’S PRISONS WITH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST! WILL YOU HELP US IN THIS EXPANSION EFFORT? THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!