A Beautiful Schizophrenia [was: Re: AI Eureka!]
alienzx at netscape.net
Tue Jun 4 19:39:30 EST 2002
J Ahlstrom <jahlstro at cisco.com> wrote in message news:<3CFCFD16.7F9B356A at cisco.com>...
> George wrote:
> > Well, I've heard 5 percent of people in the US sit in jail innocently.
> > Considering that at least something like 3 million Americans are in
> > jail at each given time (and the number is growing) makes 150
> > thousand people being buttfucked unnecessarily, all because of
> > a need for a superefficient black and white in god we trust justice
> > system. It is easy to play with other people's lives. Apparently
> > conviction is far too often a joke.
> > George
> I hope you mean "5% of the people in US jails are innocent".
> Got any sources?
I do believe it's something like 2 million in jail at the
moment(http://www.cjcj.org/punishingdecade/punishing.html), out of a
287 million (http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/popclock) So 1 out of every
143 people is in jail. The stats for the past 10 years are insane
really though. Mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders have to
be looked at again. (In fact the whole drug war does). Anyway, I
couldn't find anything on innocents in jail. Just thought these were
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