There's a category in which Michigan beats countries like China, Russia, Thailand, Cuba and Iran. Michigan imprisons its citizens at a far higher rate.
And Michigan is actually below the national average. States such as Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Mississippi imprison as many as one out of every 100 residents.
The U.S. turns to incarceration much more readily than the rest of the world.
A book from Princeton University Press takes a close look at America's judicial system and the world of incarceration therein. It's called Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics.
Lester Graham speaks with author Marie Gottschalk on today's Stateside.