This comic begins what will be at least a week, maybe two, of things other than the presidential election. It’s just getting to be too much. And now for the comic…
We’re #1! USA!
For the first time in the nation’s history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars, according to a new report.
Take that despotic regimes around the world! But wait–it gets worse:
Incarceration rates are even higher for some groups. One in 36 Hispanic adults is behind bars, based on Justice Department figures for 2006. One in 15 black adults is, too…
…as is one in nine black men between the ages of 20 and 34.
yeah, maybe it’s time to reevaluate that whole “war on drugs” thing (for starters).
Wednesday: The $3 Trillion Dollar War