Tuesday, December 05, 2006

US Prison Pop. Increasing By More Than 1000 Per Week

In US Increasing By More Than 1000 Per Week
A record seven million Americans - or one in every 32 adults - were behind bars, on probation or on parole at the end of last year, according to the U.S. Justice Department. From 1995 to 2003, inmates in federal prison for drug offenses have accounted for 49 percent of total prison population growth.Once again, the moUS retains its title as the world's most prison-crazy nation, holding onto first place in both prisoners per capita and total number of people imprisoned.

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