27 May 2018

Growth industry


Via.  More at the link in the watermark.

5 comments:

  1. A related article that might be of interest:

    https://www.nap.edu/read/18613/chapter/4

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  2. Two factors need to be looked at:

    1) 209.9 million (1972)..318.6 million (2014)..Growth 108.7 million

    2) DNA science & Law enforcement methods have been vastly improved.

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    1. Ummmm... You forgot #3:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/28/how-for-profit-prisons-have-become-the-biggest-lobby-no-one-is-talking-about/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4168f7ac8224

      http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/crime/321571-private-prisons-place-politics-and-profits-over-people

      http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/24/investing/private-prison-stocks-soar-trump/index.html

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    2. Let's look at your first factor: 50% increase in population from 1972 to 2014 should result in a 50% increase in prison population, which would bring the number incarcerated to... 450,000. Now you explain the other 1.85 million.

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  3. The War on Drugs at its finest.

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