11 Stunning Facts About American Prison System

AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
Article/SLideShow I picked up Yesterday ont he Business Insider website

by Robert Johnson

The U.S. has a greater percentage of its population locked up than any other country in the world.

Despite budget cuts and tax shortfalls housing inmates costs the country almost $600 billion a year.

Despite the rising incarceration rates over the last decade, crime is actually down.

High inmate populations are blamed on mandatory sentencing and over-zealous drug laws

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-facts-about-prisons-2011-7?op=1#ixzz2GpicLa00

In 2009 there were 7.2 million people in prison and under official supervision like probation -- a larger population than the state of Washington

LMAO @ this rape face

Between 1987 and 2007 the national prison population tripled



  • AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    4 in 10 prisoners return to state prisons within three years of release


    One in 30 men between 20 and 34 is behind bars -- and up to one in 13 in one state

    One in nine black men between 20 and 34 are behind bars

    734 out of every 100,000 people are behind bars in the U.S. -- far and away the highest number in the world


  • AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Russia and South Africa are our nearest competitor

    Understand the political context of such


    Part of the bizarre prison black market, a thimbleful of tobacco can fetch up to $50 at a maximum security prison


    Typically parole programs cost taxpayers $7.47 per day per parolee, while prisons cost $78.95 per day per inmate nationwide

    Some prisoners cost more. It costs New Jersey $253 million every year to house just its death row prisoners -- $11 million apiece

    Between 1987 and 2007 state prison costs rose by 315 percent to $44.06 billion a year


  • a.manna.mann Posts: 18,501 ✭✭✭✭✭
    why are these guys behind bars?

  • Meta_ConsciousMeta_Conscious Hypocrite The BashmentPosts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    a.mann wrote: »
    why are these guys behind bars?

    Nonviolent drug offenses and such..
  • AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A majority most likely for non violent offenses e;g drug possession charges or firearm possession charges.
  • AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ajackson17 wrote: »
    You didn't know about this? The big business of the Prison system is disgusting, it's modern day slavery.

    We all "know" about this but we need to be up on facts and figures and not just conjecture and
    "common knowledge"
  • AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Reggie80 wrote: »
    Corrections is on the nystock exchange it's all a business contractors milk the state for jobs and the inmates do all the work. C.O. milk the states making close too 100 grand a year for being babysitters.

    One of them told me once I work here too watch my investment and it was a known fact she was a millionaire,and could of been retired it's all money.especially here in new york state!

    This is no different from the past...African kidnapped peoples were the first stocks to be traded...the first cargo that jump started the insurance company.
  • VIBEVIBE Posts: 48,157 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This thread grabbed playmakers attention quick, dude said, "wait, stunning and prison! My kind of thread!"

  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 25,517 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is the bane of Black America's existence.
    There is no other social institution that harms black folks more than the prison system. That system doesn't give a damn whether you have 1 parent or 2 parents, doesn't care if you have kids, doesn't care whether you can read or count, it just doesn't care about anything other than whether you can afford a (good) lawyer to beat it.

    It created a cycle, Michelle Alexander called it a racial caste system, I'm inclined to agree. It holds Blacks in place and feeds into the stereotype of black criminalism. The effects of the criminal justice system aren't just about being in prison, its about the effort it takes not to go to prison and how hard it is to live your life after you get out of prison.
  • 12. Everyone gets anally raped at some point
  • PK_TK_187PK_TK_187 Posts: 2,240
    12. Everyone gets anally raped at some point

    i find this hard to believe
  • AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    kai_valya wrote: »
    america, #1 in people in prison and war spending, nearly dead last in education. don't these types of fact just make you so proud

    It doesnt surprise me that a nation founded in blood and oath breaking is in this position.....

    United States is nothing but an expansive POW camp.

  • The realest rapper ever,stated that prison systems is big business circa 95 Tupac: The Lost Prison Tapes should take time to watched it. i total agree with below
    RodrigueZz Posts: 3,903
    step 1: abolish slavery
    step 2: segregate ex-slaves to ghettos
    step 3: flood ghettos with drugs
    step 4: create laws that punish drug offenders and black offenders more harshly
    step 5: privatize prisons
    step 6: have inmates work for free within prisons
    step 7: watch 21st century slavery go undetected
  • Allah_U_AkbarAllah_U_Akbar Posts: 10,009 Regulator
    Amotekun wrote: »
    4 in 10 prisoners return to state prisons within three years of release

    Never understood this.

    What civilized human being would return to prison after being released?

    You spent time in Hell, and were one of the fortunate ones who survived and was released!

    Your main goal in life should be making sure that you NEVER return.

    Any ICers who've been locked up more than once? If so, I have a question for you.....



  • PK_TK_187PK_TK_187 Posts: 2,240
    i dont want to see a jail cell again but behind family(mother/sister/daughter) i'll gladly go back
  • Trollio Trollio Trollololololololololol Posts: 23,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • PK_TK_187PK_TK_187 Posts: 2,240
    The Hacker wrote: »


    i do not agree
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