Thursday, August 15, 2013

America's Obscene, Costly, Record Breaking Prison Population Numbers! (The 2013 ICPS Report)

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Obscene! Disgraceful! Ignorant!
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The International Centre for Prison Studies
recently released it's 2013 report that shows
the U.S. again leads the world in both 
incarceration numbers and incarceration 
rates per 100,000 population. 
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With 716 prisoners behind bars per 100k
population, the U.S. incarcerated 1,571,013
people in State and Federal 
prisons at the end of 2012, and represents
25% of all prisoners in the world.
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This number DOES NOT include the near million
prisoners housed in county or local jails, or those
committed to county honor camps or facilities.
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This number also DOES NOT include juveniles
locked up in local facilities or the more than
10 million adults and juveniles who are currently 
serving on Probation to the Courts or paroled by the
State or Federal Prison system.
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This number DOES include the high percentage
of prisoners incarcerated for non-violent
and victimless crime at a cost of 
$80 billion to tax payers.
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Isn't it time for some serious change to 
America's antiquated, costly prison system?  
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(THE FULL ICPS REPORT CAN IS AVAILABLE AT THEIR WEBSITE)
J.

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