these statistics are staggering..
america has 4.6% of the worlds’ population..and 22% of the worlds’ prisoners..
if you are black, in your 20’s and 30’s..there is one chance in eight you will be in prison..
if you are white in the same age-groups your chances of being locked up lengthen to one in sixty-three..
and most of those imprisoned are in there for non-violent crimes..(read drugs..)..
go to source/story>>AlterNet: WireTap: Two Million Imprisoned = Too Many