by Joe Snyder
I hope this column upsets you because the information in it surely shocked me when I ran across it a few days ago. It’s this: America has more people behind bars than any other nation, and our prisons are now bursting at the seams. Why?
The numbers are startling. Over 2.3 million Americans are in prison while another 5.1 million are on probation or parole. Altogether, the