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Friday, February 29, 2008

So Why Not Two More - Bush and Cheney?

If 2,319,258 are already incarcerated than what difference would a few more make? George W. Bush and Dick Cheney should be there along with former Sec. of Defense and Colin Powell and the other generals - as war criminals!

Report: 1 percent of U.S. adults behind bars

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report.

San Quentin State Prison in California holds more than 5,200 inmates.

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.

The steadily growing inmate population "is saddling cash-strapped states with soaring costs they can ill afford and failing to have a clear impact either on recidivism or overall crime," the report said.


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