Friday, March 23, 2012

More Americans now in jail than in Stalin's Gulag Archipelago

This is truly disgraceful.

The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens.

How does that compare to other countries?

It's 7X-10X as high:

Japan has 63 per 100,000,
Germany has 90 per 100,000
France has 96 per 100,000
South Korea has 97 per 100,000
­Britain has 153 per 100,000

Read more.

Incarceration nation.

Will get worse with the return of "debtors prisons" as we are now seeing. People are being arrested for being in debt.


googleheim said...

Mike Norman for cannonization and for President 2012, 2016, 2020.

I will not be part of the Clampdown

All the Wallstreeters get off Scott Free

googleheim said...

by the Clash
( Strummer and Jones )

Hey, hey!
the kingdom is ransacked
the jewels all taken back
and the chopper descends
they're hidden in the back
with a message on a half-baked tape
with the spool going round
saying im back here in this place
and i could cry
and there's smoke you could click on

What are we gonna do now?
Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew?
’Cos working for the clampdown
They put up a poster saying we earn more than you!
When we're working for the clampdown
We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers

The judge said five to ten but I say double that again
I'm not working for the clampdown
No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown
Kick over the wall 'cause government's to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
D'you know that you can use it?

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there's nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don't owe nothing, so boy get runnin'
It's the best years of your life they want to steal

But, you grow up and you calm down and
You're working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown and
You're working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown

Yeah I’m working hard in Harrisburg
Working hard in Petersburg
Working for the clampdown
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong
Begging to be melted down
Gitalong, gitalong
And I give away no secrets – ha!
More work

who's barmy now ?

NeilW said...

Looks like jail is being used as a poor version of the Job Guarantee

SchittReport said...

the poverty rate in the US is 15.1% representing 46.2m people and rising. these people are effectively in prison - a socio-economic version - in which some of their living standards are below those in prison.

Anonymous said...

Jails are big business. "Make a law, make a business."

Anonymous said...

Peter Schiff just made the same comment on his website. Have you heard of him. You sound like you are a Peter Sciff wannabe.

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