Prisons

Haven’t posted from this site in a while.  Says The Agitator
 

According to new data from the U.S. Department of Justice, one in 136 Americans is behind bars today, including an astounding 12 percent of all black men between the ages of 25 and 29. The United States represents 4.6 percent of the world’s population, but houses nearly 23 percent of humanity’s prison population.

 
Sickening, isn’t it?
 
Here, let me sicken you some more.
 
  • Blacks represent about 12 percent of the U.S. population, but 48 percent of the prison population. They represent just 13 percent of drug users, but 38 percent of those arrested for drug crimes, and 59 percent of those convicted.

  • When convicted of the same drug felony, blacks are about 50 percent more likely to be sentenced to prison than whites.
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    Yay!  Seriously, go read the whole article.
     
    Ok.  Let’s say this: when you’re spending so many of your resources on prisons, instead of something like, say, quality public education, you’re having issues as a community.  Paying for private education for your kids is DAMN EXPENSIVE.  Really it is.
     
    How long until the Revolution starts?
     
    Buy canned goods and duct tape.
     
     

     
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    One response to “Prisons

    1. Horrid. $3 billion spent on imprisoned drug offenders could put about 2 mil students from lower income families through college. But that won’t happen, too much fear. And legalize everything-nothing else’s worked so far.

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