Monday, April 20, 2009

Crime Costs

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?

1 comment:

psalm23cat said...

Y'know, for a guy involved so heavily in police work you have some astounding blanks in your knowledge. The rate of incarceration in this country is NOT news, has not BEEN news for years.

Perhaps you should do a little investigating here. In your spare time.