6.6 million people either behind bars or on probation Texas leads the nation with people in prison and on probation, and California's second in both categories. More whites than blacks on probation, but more blacks than white behind bars. Wasn't aware of Proposition 36. Californians, how is that working out? Yahoo! linked to an interesting take from a Detroit Free Press columnist on the subject of rehabilitation. Personally, I'm in favor of three-strikes-and-you're-out laws ... but the best long-term solution is preventing people from getting to the plate in the first place. Your thoughts?