Saturday, February 12, 2005

They Do Things Differently in America (2)

The website of the US Bureau of Prisons at Bureau of Prisons, tells us that there are currently about 180,000 inmates in Federal(NB)prisons and that 54.1% of them are in for drugs offences. No other type of offence comes close. I have not seen the stats for England and Wales, but I am pretty sure that drink and drug related offences make up the largest single part of our business, if you exclude the routine motoring stuff.

Makes you think, doesn't it?

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