Very interesting article about America’s prison problem.
It is amazing that there are over 2.4 million people in the U.S. in prison, approximately 0.7% of the population. This equates to for every 100,000 people in the U.S., over 700 live behind bars. With its 2.4 million incarcerated individuals, America ranks #1. Does America really have this many people who have done acts so heinous they deserve to be incarcerated? I seriously doubt it. Think about where America would be if we only incarcerated those that posed a true harm or threat to society? How much money has been spent on the prison system and the lost productivity of this population?