I heard this morning that, at the end of 2005, 1 out of every 32 adults in the US was serving some sort of sentence. This includes folks on parole and the like. That number seemed really staggering to me. That means that, in my town of about 20,000 people, about 625 are serving out a sentence. I guess that maybe it makes sense but it is still staggering in so many ways. It makes me wonder what we're doing to properly rehabilitate and bring people back into society in a positive way when they come out of prison. I think that, in many cases, especially with people who were convicted of certain crimes, we prefer to just stuff them into the worst areas of town and forget about them. Unfortunately, their return to unhealthy lifestyles and ways of crime is prbably all too frequent.