Barack Obama is the first African American to become president of the United States of America, but he also has become another first president. He recently visited a prison and thus became the first president of this nation to actually set foot in a prison despite the fact that each year presidents are involved in some aspect of the prison system. Actually, Obama also became the first president to actually set foot in a solitary confinement cell! Of course,this great nation is also the greatest, and I mean the greatest nation in the world when it comes to sending people to jail.
At this very moment there are 2,193,000 Americans spending the day in prison. Although America contains 5% of the inhabitants of this globe, it imprisons 25% of al the humans on this planet who wind up in prison. Of course, each day 100,000 children in jail are behind bars, rather than being in school. Each day, 120,000 humans spend the day in solitary confinement. Believe it or not but the US surpasses Russia and China for having people in jail. The good news is we Americans tie with North Korea for having the most people incarcerated!