- Feb 28, 2016
There are 330 million people in the US, the prison system represents a small subset of that number, 2,200,000 according to BJS. Even if all 2+ million of those people held those beliefs I'd call that the fringe.A mental competency exam isn't done in a matter of hours.
Unfortunately these views are less and less fringe everyday. Our prison systems are rife with these types of ideologues, and ripe for the epidemic to spread. Prison reform is an issue that bears paying attention to for reasons that go far beyond what generally comes to mind when it's discussed.