DOJ report: One of every 138 U.S. residents in jail

By way of TalkLeft comes word of this startling government report that federal and state prisons house one of every 138 U.S. residents. The report estimates that 12.6 percent of all black males in their late 20s are in prisons or jails, compared to 3.6 percent of Hispanic males and 1.7 percent of white males. The full text of the report is available here.