Highest Jailed Rate Ever

American Voices ISSUE 44•10 Mar 3, 2008

For the first time ever, one out of every 100 adults in the United States is in prison. What do you think?

  • “My goodness, that means that two out of every 100 adults are failures as parents.”

    Kevin Slota –
    Optometrist

  • “This points out the need for alternative sentencing, like making convicts serve food to the nation's growing prison population."”

    Quinn Parnow –
    Framer

  • “I'm not sure if they're allowed newspapers, but I'll say it anyway: Hi to Cousin Dan, Uncle Orv, my stepsister Kelsee, and also Jeff, Tom, Billy, Nick, Cody, Kalim, the Serpent, and Lester Lee."”

    Buck Jansen –
    Systems Analyst