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.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.