September 18, 2001
Build More Prisons and Fill'em
The Crime Growth Industry Is
Below are the official government statistics
regarding the growth of the prison industry. Business is good, although
expanding at a slower rate. The U.S. Prison Growth Industry is second only to
General Motors among U.S. businesses. No other country in the world even comes
close to competing with the U.S. in the percentage of its population behind
Record Numbers in
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The
number of adults behind bars, on parole or on probation reached a record
6.47 million in 2000 -- or one in 32 American adults, the government
reported Sunday. ....
Over the past two decades, the number of adults in
the corrections system has tripled, so they now make up 3.1 percent of the
country's adult population, compared with 1 percent in 1980, said Allen J.
Beck, a chief researcher with the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice
During the 1990s, the corrections population increased
49 percent. By the end of last year, there were 2.1 million more adults in
the system than there were in 1990.
The rate of growth was 2 percent
between 1999 and 2000, compared with an average of 4 percent during the
The percentage of women in the prison
population, as well as their
percentages among probationers and parolees,
The states with the largest
percentage of their adult population in the
corrections system were Georgia,
6.8 percent, and Texas, 5 percent. At the other end were West Virginia, New
Hampshire and North Dakota, each with 0.9 percent.
Bureau of Justice
2130 EDT Copyright 2001
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