Billions Behind Bars
The US is not only the most powerful economic powerhouse but also a nation with a thriving and highly lucrative prison economy. Statistics provide that for every 100 adults in the US society, one is incarcerated while more shocking is that for every 32 Americans, one is either in prison, on parole or probation (Cohn, 2011). This paper seeks to present a personal opinion on the CNBC documentary titled, Billions Behind Bars.
CNBC’s seasoned newsman; Scot John takes viewers behind prison gates to illustrate just how year