Sunday, October 30, 2005

Debating prison statistics

Jacob Sullum at Hit and Run picks up on a DRC Net post on the new Bureau of Justice report that indicates "drug offenders accounted for about 25 percent of jail inmates, 21 percent of state prison inmates, and 55 percent of federal prison inmates."

The post itself doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know, but the comment section is lively. I was inspired to leave a somewhat lengthy screed there myself, in response to the DA who attempted to discount the numbers. It's not too late to join in the discussion.


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