30 July 2010

Did You Know?...

... that the United Sates accounts for only 5% of the world's population.... but also for 25% of the world's reported prisoners.

I can't be the only person alarmed by this statistic. Why is our nation home to a full quarter of those incarcerated?! There is no reason why we should have more prisoners than we have people in the world. The government needs to sit back and re-evaluate the criminal justice system that they take such pride in. So much money is spent sending people to jail, yet we struggle trying to pay for a higher education, one you need in order for society to give two shits about you .

Where do the nation's priorities lie??
They'd rather allow rapists to run free while minorities with minor drug offenses occupy the majority of our jails. They'd rather destroy another country than build up our own. They'd rather lock "problems" up in a box for a while instead of fix it.
Big damn help that does us.
**Source: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws http://norml.org**

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