Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thanks To The Public Pleaders, er. "Defenders"...

Prison Population Sees Biggest Rise in 6 Years

New figures show the US prison population has seen its biggest rise since the year 2000. On Wednesday, the Justice Department reported the number of prisoners increased by more than sixty-two thousand last year. There are now more than two point two million people behind bars in the United States.

Source: Democracy Now, June 28, 2007

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