Sunday :: Dec 10, 2006

Open Thread

by Mary

Wow, the United States has easily beaten out China for number one in the number of prisoners in prison this year. What surprised me was that we not only beat them with the rate of prisoners in our society (1 in every 32 adults is in prison or on probation this year) but in the absolute numbers too (2.2 million prisoners for the United States while China has to make due with a measly 1.5 million). And you have to remember, China has 4 times the number of people as the United States so we have a blowout win. Ain't that special?

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Mary :: 8:30 AM :: Comments (8) :: Digg It!