Shocking: 1 In Every 99 Americans Now Behind Bars

Posted By Staff

Date: February 28th, 2008

Category: Uncategorized

USA – For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population. 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.Using updated state-by-state data, the report said 2,319,258 adults were held in U.S. prisons or jails at the start of 2008 — one out of every 99.1 adults, and more than any other country in the world. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceEconomy Travel
Bookmark and Share

Leave a Reply