Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Land of the Free or Land of the Jails?

"We love putting citizens in Prison" - Uncle Sam Posted by Hello

Ohio has the fifth-largest of all state prison populations. Larger populations are found only in Texas, California, New York and Florida.Ohio is located in the USA which, of all countries, has the highest rate of imprisonment,
6.7 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at year end 2002 -- 3.1% of all U.S. adult residents or 1 in every 32 adults.

More than 25% of all the world's prisoners are in US jails...."Land of the free?"

Well, not if incarceration rates are the measure.

ABA: End Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms

6-23-04 (Washington Post)"The costs of the American experiment in mass incarceration have been high,"

The above found (here) on the web. There is much to read and many links.

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