Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Land of the Mostly Free

Some interesting charts from the Center for Economic and Policy Research on the incarceration rate in the US compared to other countries:

And lest you think that perhaps we imprison so many people out of necessity, the following chart should shock you:

Sure, we're killing and stealing less, but little things like that won't stop the government from finding reasons to lock people up.

1 comment:

  1. Hi mister.

    Thomh from the you-know-what-forum here. "Sadly" I don`t disagree with many of your posts on this blog:)

    Do you have any idea why you have so many incarcerations in the US compared to my neighbouring countries and ourselves? I honestly don`t get it and it looks like a huge money sink to me.