Tuesday, October 25, 2005

US IS THE BIGGEST (and the worstest!) ..When it Comes to Caging its Citizens in Cells

A new high has been recorded following the latest 2% increase - now 2.268 million US citizens reside in jail. Black men in the prime of life are 6-7 times more likely to be behind bars than their "born equal" white countrymen. Furthermore, being incarcerated ain't going to be fun regardless - but can one imagine being locked up in facilities that, on average, operate at 40% over their "capacity"? And for what? What benefits to prisoners, their families or the general public - indeed, to anyone but to the guards, the prison corporations, their vendors and the politicians whose campaigns thrive on their political contributions?

What an inspiration to our new and old European allies! What a prospect for Iraqis when the American-led transition to freedom and democracy has been achieved.
(SOURCE: Agence France Presse)


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