Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The other day, I put up some stats of the US male labor force composition. Commenter Greg noted that they excluded the prison population. To start to get a handle on that, I found some statistics for the total number of adults under some form of correctional supervision at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The graph above shows the total population (in millions of persons).
That sure is a heck of a lot of people. Wonder what fraction of GDP gets expended on this?