Saturday, December 28, 2013

Imagine If America's Incarcerated Population Were Its Own Country

Jerric Sampson < > wrote:

This is the god heaven's truth! If you travel from coast to coast across America, guess what you will find every 50 miles wheresoever that you go?
The answer would be that you will pass at least one or more of these symbols for every 50 miles that you travel:
An amen Church; a prison or jailhouse; or, a US military base!
Now, shouldn't this in a nutshell tell you what we are really about?

Imagine If America's Incarcerated Population Were Its Own Country -- Revealing the Disturbing Statistics

A closer look at America's incarceration nation.
You already know that the United States locks up a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world. If you look at local, state and federal prison and jail populations, the United States currently incarcerates more than 2.4 million people, a figure that constitutes roughly 25 percent of the total incarcerated population of the entire world.
A population of 2.4 million is a lot – enough, in fact, to fill up a good-sized country. If the incarcerated population of the United States constituted a nation-state, what kind of country would it be?
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