The Prison Policy Initiative published this amazing pie chart showing total incarceration in the United States as of September 2015. The article accompanying the chart is a good (updated) read on US incarcerations. The same group published the article, Jails Matter, which makes the astounding claim that 11 million people pass through our jails each year! (It too is a good read.)
The numbers are daunting. Borrowing a thought from Mother Theresa, we can’t comfort all the incarcerated, but we can comfort one.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”