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Submission + - More Than 1 Percent of Americans are Incarcerated

imasu writes: The Globe And Mail reports on a Pew Study indicating that more than 1% of Americans, for the first time in history, are behind bars.

FTA: "For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population and urging states to rein in corrections costs with alternative sentencing programs."

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