Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Minnesota - point!

Another point for Minnesota:
Crooked Timber� Incarceration Rates

... Maine and Minnesota had the lowest rates of incarceration (with 0.3 percent or less of their state residents incarcerate)d.
This really is a pretty decent state -- despite the Republican governor. We have a much larger urban population than Maine, so I'd say we come in first.

Ok. I need to say something positive once in a while! The rest of the article points out that the US puts more people in jail than Belarus or Russia. About four times as many people, per capita, as does Canada. Minnesota is inline with the civilized world. What the heck must life be like in those states that bring our average up to its current insane level?

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