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Now I know we all struggle to comprehend millions vs. billions for bail-outs, quarterly profits and deficits.

And I know we are all juggling gallons vs. barrels (US and UK measures) and official and industry estimates as the gushers spew out oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico …

… but this next figure is simple and devastating. There are 2.3 million Americans in prison. That is more than 1 in every 100 adults. Think on that figure. Simple graphics such as this one by The Pew Center on the States make it easier.

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Even among my close friends, the penny only dropped this week.

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