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"'Either we have the most evil people in the world, or we are doing something wrong.' That was the comment made by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) while addressing a graph comparing the United States incarceration rates to other countries of the world." -- Jeremy Horton in The D'Alliance, reporting on a congressional hearing on the social and economic costs of U.S. drug policies. He goes on to say, "The graph (like this one, but more colorful) showed that the U.S. imprisons about 750 for every 100,000 citizens, and that the country with the next highest rate is Russia with about 627 per 100,000. We lead everyone, which includes paradises like China, Cuba, and Iran."

 


You know, I don't think I'm radical because I believe that USA does NOT have the most evil people in the world.

It's pretty scary that we have a situation that justifies one of our senators making this point, tho.

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