February 14, 2007

PURITAN NATIONS NEED PRISONS:

Study predicts rise in inmate populations (Kevin Johnson, 2/13/07, USA TODAY)

The number of inmates in U.S. prisons likely will rise nearly 13% during the next five years, costing states up to $27.5 billion in new operating and construction expenses, according to a new analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

The Pew report, to be released today, projects the nation's prison population will be about 1.72 million by 2011, up from an estimated 1.53 million at the end of last year. Such an increase would roughly equal the current population of the federal prison system.

Pew analysts said the growth is being fueled by mandatory minimum sentences that have stretched prison terms for many criminals, declines in inmates granted parole and other policies that states have passed in recent years to crack down on crime.


And not only will more wrongdoers be behind bars but we'll import more hard-working Mexicans to build the jails. It's a win-win.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 14, 2007 8:02 AM
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And ironically, a big percentage of the wrongdoers behind bars will be not-so-hard-working Mexicans.

Posted by: PapayaSF at February 14, 2007 11:49 AM

yes, if you adopt the native culture instead of retaining your own you get jailed.

Posted by: oj at February 14, 2007 6:25 PM
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