Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Department Of Corrections "Costly Failure"


The US prison population has risen eight-fold since 1970, with little impact on crime but at great cost to the taxpayer, researchers say.

There are more than 1.5 million people in US state and federal jails, a report by a Washington-based criminal justice research group, the JFA Institute says.......

........ It cited several examples including a Florida woman's two-year sentence for throwing a cup of coffee at another car in a traffic row. moreBBC

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