Friday, June 20, 2008

Prison Nation

As of Dec. 31, 2006, the U.S. prison population stood at 2,258,983 ahead of #2 China and #3 Russian Federation. Expect the U.S. to stay at Number 1 for a while.  Prosecutions of immigration crimes hit an all-time high in March 2008. Immigration cases accounted for 57 percent of all new federal criminal cases. The Federal Bureau of Prisons reports that the three highest offenses for incarceration today are:

1. Drug offenses.

2. Weapons, Explosives, Arson.

3. Immigration

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