Seeing as we're on the cusp of another major election in the US, it's likely that we'll at least here a few words about our prison system. No surprise, it's...

Seeing as we're on the cusp of another major election in the US, it's likely that we'll at least here a few words about our prison system. No surprise, it's in pretty dire shape. Which ever side of the chicken or egg debate you subscribe to, more rehabilition or more alternatives to folks falling into the system in the first place…some attempts are being undertaken to look at the facilities themselves from a new perspective. For a little context of what the inmate population looks like, have a look at this graph courtesy of the Justice Department. It shows that the proportion of those convicted in Federal court who are sentenced to prison has been increasing. Pretty clear trend.

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