This is a discussion on U.S. Spent More Than $49 Billion On Corrections In 2007 within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; NEW YORK (CBS/AP) ― Don't ask the U.S. prison system if this is indeed "the land of the free." For the first time in history, ...
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) ― Don't ask the U.S. prison system if this is indeed "the land of the free."
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.
That would have bought alot of bullets!!
GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN
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