The 14 Most F#$%ed Up Things About America’s Obsession With Putting People Behind Bars

If being in prison were an occupation, it would be¬†one of the most common jobs in the country. Yup, the U.S. is the world’s superpower of incarceration: This country¬†puts more of its citizens behind bars than any other nation. In fact,¬†most states spend more money¬†incarcerating prisoners than educating students. But it wasn’t always that way. How did we turn into a nation that addresses its social ills by locking its citizens behind bars… and sometimes throwing away the key? Here’s the breakdown of some of the most f#$%ed up things about America’s prison obsession. Full Article

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I sent an e-mail to the author advising her that there is a 15th F#$@&%& thing. The ridiculous ways a person can become a sex offender and the Draconian sentences (mandatory minimums) that apply!

Locking people up in Amerika has become an industry, just like education and religion and the government that passes all these immoral laws that allow this to happen; all this feeds the banking institutions and the people whose first love is money. Is it any wonder I would get out of here and willingly renounce me citizenship if I could? I’m a prisoner here just like all registrants; weather they are willing to admit it or not.

“I‚Äôm a prisoner here just like all registrants.” They don’t want me and they don’t want me to leave? Where is the common sense in all this?

Don’t just complain here. There is a divestment in private prisons campaign that we should support: http://colorofchange.org/campaign/end-profit-imprisonment/
There are other organizations also trying to end mass incarceration if you don’t wish to support this one.