This report says that at least 1% of US adults are incarcerated, the highest number ever. Wow. That's eye-opening.
But even scarier is the fact that the 50 states spent $49 billion - yes, BILLION - on corrections last year.
Scariest of all, that $49 billion is six times greater - yes, SIX - than what was spent on higher education.
I picture those two stats skipping hand in hand, down the well-worn path of American mediocrity. When will The Man get a clue?