Thursday, February 28, 2008

1 in 100 Americans in prison: study 1 in 100 Americans in prison: study ,,,More than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population and urging states to rein in corrections costs with alternative sentencing programs.

The report, released Thursday by the Pew Center on the States, said the 50 states spent more than $49 billion on corrections last year, up from less than $11 billion 20 years earlier. The rate of increase for prison costs was six times greater than for higher education spending, the report said.


Anonymous said...

John K. says: Of course 1 in 99 Americans are in prison. Evertime someone hiccups the liberals demand a law that puts them in prison. I am still not sure why Twanda Carlysle will be going to prison instead of house arrest but hey the same people that whine about 1 in 99 in prison fill them with non violent offenders.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Wow. John K -- I'm impressed. You're comment above is 'on topic.' Way to go. And, it even makes sense.