What percent of adults in the United States is in jail or prison?
While I waited to talk with the McHenry County Assistant Court Administrator this morning, I glanced through the March 2009 issue of State Legislators magazine.
I was shocked to read "The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. One in every 100 adults is in a prison or jail." (Page 15)
Would you have guessed it to be that high?