The problem of overcrowding in our prisons
2. How to prevent crime and were to get help
A. Drug offense's and prison population
Conclusion: Prison is for punishment as well as rehab illation
The u.s. incarceration rate is the highest in the world! As the prison population has been rapidly expanding with a growth average of 5 percent a year. Acording to Meek, J.G "Currently there are over 1,987,000 inmates incarcerated across the U.S." (pg 1) this amounts to about one of every 147 Americans are living in prisons. Of that amount Florida houses 4,519 confirmed alien inmates. That's 6.2% of Florida's inmate population, which draws $129 million from the federal government annually.