Wednesday, August 14, 2013

U.S. prison rates

Despite having only 5% of the world's population the United States boasts an impressive 25% of the world's prison population (Infographic: U.S. Incarceration Rates).

Seems when we are so actively engaging in conflicts around the globe our own national security is failing. When our nation's children are not provided with quality parenting, nutrition, education and vocational opportunities they too often become liabilities, rather than assets.

Sadly, prisons have also become a "growth industry", as they have been turned over to the private sector, and are now producing profits for their shareholders.

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