Saturday, March 1, 2008

U.S. Prison Population - We're Number One

I don't have a link, but I heard on CNN last night that the U.S. now has the highest percentage of its population in prison of any nation on earth, with China and Russia coming in second and third.

A full one percent of our people is in prison.

One in 36 Latinos is in prison.

One in 15 blacks is in prison.

We're number one! I hope Michelle Obama is finally proud of her country!

Oh, and five states are now spending more on prisons than on schools.

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