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2010 Prison Population Totals

List of countries with more than 100,000 prisoners as a percentage of their population (from Prison Studies)

Rank Country Prisoners & of Population
1 United States of America 2,239,751 0.72%
2 Russian Federation 681,600 0.48%
3 Thailand 279,854 0.44%
4 South Africa 156,370 0.31%
5 Ukraine 137,965 0.30%
6 Iran 217,000 0.29%
7 Brazil 548,003 0.28%
8 Colombia 118,201 0.26%
9 Mexico 246,226 0.22%
10 Turkey 137,133 0.19%
11 Vietnam 130,180 0.15%
12 Ethiopia 112,361 0.13%
13 China 1,640,000 0.12%
14 Philippines 108,305 0.12%
15 Indonesia 144,332 0.06%
16 India 385,135 0.03%