One of the The Most Common Jobs in the United States

If sitting in a prison cell was a job, it would be one of the most common jobs in the United States. In 2012, there were

some 1, 570,000 in  in state and federal prisons in the U.S., according to data from the Justice Department.

By contrast, there were about 1,530,000 engineers in America last year, 815,000 construction workers, and 1 million high school teachers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What is this saying about the cost of education and the cost of prisons?  America is now the most imprisoned nation in the world.  I guess it shows our priorities.