The American prison state

posted by
May 8, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Daniel J. D'Amico  
Posted in Commentary

"It is time to take prisons seriously. The United States incarcerates more people than any country in the world today and throughout history. The financial costs are tremendous and rising. One in every one hundred Americans is jailed within this so-called land of the free. Many have committed no violent crimes. Not a few are in for supposed political crimes. Some are wholly innocent of both yet languish in captivity. What are the sociological, political, economic, cultural, and historical consequences of incarceration?" (05/05/11)  

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