I recently heard on TV that 1 out of ever 132 Americans is currently in prison. However, I find that hard to believe; I simply cannot imagine that the real number is that high. Can anyone provide me with an authoritative source which states the accurate statistic of Americans currently in prison?
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Great answer. Can you provide a source for these statistics?
Union? I haven't heard America called that in a long time. I wish we would unite to take on a common enemy, "Big Government"; but that is nothing more than a pipe dream.
Housing, feeding and clothing inmates is a multi-billion dollar per year industry. Now there are private companies and contractors doing most of it, including supplying security guards. Someone is making some bank on this one.
When talking about things that effect less than 1% of the population, drastic differences are common. 1/10th of a % could equal a 5 fold increase. 714 per 100,000 (aka 0.714%) equals ~2800 times less likely than dying from obesity, for example.