Pew Center: More than One in a Hundred in Prison

The Pew Center reports today that the United States now incarcerates 2.3 million people, more than any other country in both the number and percentage. That's more than one in 100 adults in the United States in jail or prison, an all-time high that costs state governments nearly $50 billion a year and the federal government another $5 billion.

Got to hear folklorist Charles Briggs from UC Berkeley speak this evening at Virginia Tech on the narrative of violence and then went to a pot luck at Jason's at the old Yellow Springs resort.