Incarceration in the United States is one of the main forms of punishment and rehabilitation for the commission of felony and other offenses. The United States has the largest prison population in the world, and the highest per-capita incarceration rate. In 2016 in the US, there were 655 people incarcerated per 100,000 population. This is the US incarceration rate for adults or people tried as adults. In 2018 2.2 million Americans have been incarcerated, which means for every 100,000 there are 655 that are currently inmates. This costs the United States government $80 billion dollars a year.
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November 17, 2018 at 6:26 pm
When I was 9 years old my friend and I were victims of an attempted rape and murder – it was April 19, 1979 and we were in Little Menomonee River Parkway off of 91st and Good Hope – 3 months later that same animal – as I will refer to him – did end up killing an 18 year old woman Nancy Radbill – I looked at mugshots until I was in my early 40s – as they believe it is the same animal that attacked us that took her life – my friend and I got away – in my opinion only due to the fact that there were 2 of us and God – I still have the nightmares and images of that butcher knife he pulled out of his ankle sock -I can still tell you what I was wearing – what the animal was wearing and describe him as he looked that day – it is forever embedded in my mind – it has taken me to deep levels of mental illness – drug abuse – behaviors causing incarceration and halfway house stints – I truly believed that animal took my life expectancy from me and I for so long and still do carry burden that I was not able to bring that family closure by identifying him – I have been through “therapy” regarding it – but it was not until I began “RECOVERY” with DR A who helped me to look at it through a different lens – as she helped me to identify that had it not been for me helping my friend – she would also have been killed – see when the animal pulled the butcher knife out and told us what he was going to do – was it then that I took advantage of the fact that he was in a compromised situation with us and I pushed her to run – Dr A helped me to identify that had it not been my actions – my friend would not have made it out of there – Dr A helped me to see that despite my young age I was able to hold my composure and that it was nor is my fault to continue to carry this burden – although I will never forget what happened – with her help I was able to let some of that burden off my shoulders! I THANK YOU DR A FOR HELPING ME!