Thursday, February 28, 2008

Seriously?!

"For the first time in the nation’s history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars, according to a new report."

4 comments:

LucidSplash said...

Not surprising. We imprison more of our own citizens than any other nation in the world. We passed Russia around 2003. I recall hearing a lecture on the topic by a sociologist citing that we imprison 25% of all the prisoners in the developed world, the highest percentage of any one nation.

ppatin said...

And yet prison sentences for real criminals are still often half-assed.

ppatin said...

This is not good:

"A witness told state police investigating the stabbing death of a corrections officer at a Jessup prison that corrupt guards involved in contraband smuggling "ordered the hit" on Officer David McGuinn, according to papers filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court."

2 Dollar Productions said...

I saw this story too, and it is more than a little frightening.