Monday, July 20, 2015

A lot of prisoners in the US

The United States accounts for five per cent of the world's population but has close to 25 per cent of the world's prison population. There are 2.2 million people in the US in prison.

For every 100,000 US citizens there are 698 behind bars. In Ireland it's 88.

One in every 12 black men between 23 and 54 is in jail, whereas it is one in 60 when it comes to the white population.

The land of the feee and the home of the brave.

It seems President Barack Obama is aware there is something wrong.


Andreas said...

Is that a new form of slavery?
Most of the prisoners work for big companies like IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT & T, Wireless, Texas Instruments, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom, Revlon, Macys, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores etc. nearly for nothing! They practised the same in the concentration camps in Nazi Germany by the way.

I heard lately from a case where a 30 year old teacher got imprisoned for 22 years because of sexual relationships with three 17 year old boys (remember the age of consent in Vatikan state was until 2013 i think age 12!). You could beat somebody to death and get less years - isn't that purely arbitrary?

Dylan Nolan said...

Mind boggling stats

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