Tag Archives: Prison Industrial Complex

The Economist: ‘Jailhouse Nation’

Source:The New Democrat “WITH less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds roughly a quarter of its prisoners: more than 2.3m people, including 1.6m in state and federal prisons and over 700,000 in local jails and immigration … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: WonkBook- Christopher Ingraham- The Orwellian Deception of Chuck Grassley’s Leniency Industrial Complex

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus Anyone who calls them self a Conservative and especially a fiscal Conservative, but who supports the American Prison Industrial Complex and our current criminal justice system, I at the very … Continue reading

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Slate: Opinion- Helen Vera- Against Solitary Confinement: States Finding it Impractical as well as Immoral

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat   The current use of the process of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons is deplorable.  There are no guidelines relating the length of confinement to severity of offense.  The process is … Continue reading

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AP: Raw Video: Four Arrested in Florida Child Prostitution Ring: Why Prostitution Should be Legal & Regulated

. This post was originally posted at FRS FreeState on Blogger Hopefully this goes without saying and if it doesn’t, you are really ignorant about me or just some type of jerk something. But I’m against juvenile prostitution and I … Continue reading

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