[Previous entry: "Camera-ban story untrue? But life imitates satire."] [Main Index] [Next entry: "Dave Davis on Israel"]

05/28/2004 Archived Entry: "2.1 million imprisoned"

ONE IN 75 AMERICAN MEN IS IN JAIL OR PRISON. This from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Free-Market.net.

America's inmate population grew by 2.9 percent last year, to almost 2.1 million people, with one of every 75 men living in prison or jail. The inmate population continued its rise despite a fall in the crime rate and many states' efforts to reduce some sentences ...

One in every 75. Man, just think about that for a minute. Land of the free. One in every 75 in prison. And how many of those for victimless crimes?

Posted by Claire @ 11:30 AM CST

Powered By Greymatter