- America’s bloated Prison System must shrink #JusticeForAll#UpholdHumanRights
“Some 2.3m people are locked up at any one time. America accounts for around 25% of the world’s prisoners. The system is particularly punishing towards black people and Hispanics. A third of young black men can expect to be incarcerated at some point in their lives. Its cost to the American taxpayer is about $34,000 per inmate per year.
Outrage at the deaths of black Americans at the hands of the police has prompted a new look at the way the rest of the Justice System treats them.”
Some money that could have been spent on prosecutions should instead be spent on Crime Prevention.
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