Article/SLideShow I picked up Yesterday ont he Business Insider website
by Robert Johnson
The U.S. has a greater percentage of its population locked up than any other country in the world.
Despite budget cuts and tax shortfalls housing inmates costs the country almost $600 billion a year.
Despite the rising incarceration rates over the last decade, crime is actually down.
High inmate populations are blamed on mandatory sentencing and over-zealous drug laws
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-facts-about-prisons-2011-7?op=1#ixzz2GpicLa00
In 2009 there were 7.2 million people in prison and under official supervision like probation -- a larger population than the state of Washington
LMAO @ this rape face
Between 1987 and 2007 the national prison population tripled