,,,,, currently one out of ten Americans are on jail .
Jail, food stamps...the "Free Stuff" crowds *rights* are being met off the backs of the Makers. Sheesh.
US population is 300+ million.
One out of ten would be 30+ million.
U.S. Sees First Decrease in Prison Population in Nearly 40 Years
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. prison population has dropped for the first time in nearly 40 years.
According to the most recent government data, the number of inmates is down 1.3 percent, to about 7 million offenders behind bars...
I also have to think of the decision made in the 60s that mental institutions were bad. As a result “insane asylums” were closed and all the crazies were let go on the streets.
We now have a huge potion of the prison population that can only be described as mentally ill.
This is also the problem we are dealing with right now with mentally illl people getting fire arms. The laws changed so that no matter how whacked out a person is ... no matter how obviously unhinged .... you cannot be taken in until you commit a crime.
Adam Lanza, a raving maniac, had he lived, would now be in the prison population. So we have fewer lunatic asylums and much larger prisons IMO.