Wednesday, November 2, 2011


The United States has less than 5% of the world's population. Yet, we have 25% of the world's total prison population. OK, let's hear it, "We're #1, we're #1 ..."

How much does our punitive and wasteful prison culture cost America? Think about this: If California emptied its prisons today and sent every inmate to college in California we would save almost $7 billion per year. Check it out ...

Prison vs Princeton
Created by: Public Administration

Here are a few more numbers ...

Now, I'm not saying that we should empty our prisons, but we definitely need to have a discussion about our priorities. And, yes, the Tea Party should be all over this issue too.

- Mark

No comments: