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One in 100 U.S. Adults in Prison

Posted by terres on February 29, 2008

One in nine black men between 20 and 34 is locked up!

For the first time, one in 100 American adults is in jail or prison. According to a new study one in 30 men between 20 and 34 is behind bars. For the black men in the ratio is more than three times higher with one in nine black men in the same age group locked up.

The “corrections” spending for 2007 jumped to $49 billion an increase of $11 billion from 1987. Original report

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