Posted on January 10, 2009 at 10:37am
One of the more interesting facts I found when trudging through my MA thesis is this:
ratio of prisons to Americans 1:63,000
ratio of hospitals to Americans 1:53,000
The difference of course is that (in the absence of a health care system worthy of the name) prisons are accessible to all Americans.
Odd but indicative of national priorities I suppose.