Saturday, May 03, 2008

Behind Blue Eyes

This post is not about football. Sorry.

And we're just asking, although it probably wouldn't make people smile during polite dinner conversation ...

Did you know one in every 100 Americans is in prison?

So, we're just asking: Do you know anybody in prison? In a county jail? City lock-up? In a federal penitentiary?

Personally, I don't (except for Michael Vick).

I don't know anybody in jail or prison.

Damn, though, that statistic seems high. Is it accurate? I sure don't know.

What I do know is this: There is a company out there called Corrections Correction of America.

It's a big company.

From CCA's own boilerplate statement:

"Corrections Corporation of America is the nation's largest owner and operator of privatized correctional and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. CCA currently operates 63 facilities, including 38 company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 67,000 beds in 19 states and the District of Columbia."

Hey, just throwing it out there.

Okay, cut me a break: It's the off-season.

Comments, insults, stories, jokes and jibes are welcome.