Report: Millions Behind Bars in U.S.

Not! The headline says “Millions Behind Bars,” but paragraph 4 says there are 1.3 million in prison. The lead paragraph counts not only prisoners but also those on probation or parole, to come up with a total six times larger. —Report: Millions Behind Bars in U.S. (AP))

1.3 million is still a staggering number, but according to the article, it represents the smallest annual increase in nearly three decades.”