Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 month ago

How did the US end up with the largest prison population on earth or 1/4 of all people in prison ? do you know ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What @George said. Especially the "systematic racism" part. Mass incarceration of Black men, especially, got started soon after the end of Reconstruction, as one of many ways for Whites to control the supposedly "free" ex-slaves. (Suppression of Black voting -- which Trump is reviving in a big way this year -- was another such mechanism of control.)

    Remember that the next time some mask-hating, gun-loving right-wing moron says something like "slavery was over 150 years ago so BLM should shut up." Uh, no, that's not how AmeriKKKa works.

  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Greed. Private prisons are for profit and nothing more.

    Systematic racism.Too much freedom.Corrupt justice system. Broken prison system.And the list goes on and on. Stupid rules. We still have people doing life sentences because of the 3 strike rule.Outdated sentences - We still have people doing life sentences because of an ounce of marijuana.Corrupt judges.And the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on  and on and on and on and on and on and on  and on and on and on and on and on and on  and on and on and on.

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