Saturday, December 13, 2008

One in Every Thirty-One Adults Incarcerated or on Paper

This interesting statistic just in from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The release contains links to a more thorough report. The release indicates that more than 7.3 million people were imprisoned or on probation or parole at the end of 2007-that is approximately 3.2 percent of the United States population. Of that 7.3 million, about 70 percent were on probation/parole and 30 percent were imprisoned. Hmmm...either there are alot of bad people out there or we might be over- incarcerating?

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