2005/11/30

Incarceration Nation

Carl over at Simply Left Behind, has some interesting observations about our nation's incarceration rate and the fact that Bu$sCo's new guest worker scheme will probably catapult the US prison system into third place (past the City of the Big Shoulders) population wise.

It's also interesting to note that the US has the highest incarceration rate at 680+ per 100,000 of population and the highest total incarceration at 1.96M individuals. Maybe we should call our (currently) 4th largest population group the City of Hard Time?

Incarceration Nation  >> Part 2

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Hey, Bu$hCo got a lot of money from the Corrections Corp. of America! Something has to give ...
I once heard this referred to as The incarceration industrial complex. It supposedly rivals the defence industry in yearly sales.

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