New Delhi, Nov 26 India, the second most populous nation occupies the fifth place in the world in terms of prisoners' population, even as global superpower the United States of America holds the number 1 spot. In a survey conducted by King's College, London in 218 countries and territories, a total of 3.73 lakh prisoners are lodged in nearly 1,336 prisons in India. United States is followed by China, Russia and Brazil, a study conducted by the International Centre for Prison Studies, King's College, London said. The study stated that maximum number of prisoners across globe are lodged in jails of United States, which has 2.31 million of them followed by China (1.57 million sentenced prisoners), Russia (0.89 million) and Brazil (0.47 million). As per the study, more than 9.8 million people are held in different prisons throughout the world.