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America: the World's Number One Jailer
by Uriah J. Fields   
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Last edited: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2006

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Did you know that America, the Super Power of the world and believed by many to be a Christian nation, is the number one jailer of the world? Keep reading for a reality-check on these optimum iconoclasm states signifying the character of America.

According to the International Center for Prison Studies at King's College in London and the Sentencing Project in America and based on statistics from the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice statistics, America has 7 million people - one out of 32 U. S. adults - were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of 2005. Included are 2.2 million in prison and jail.
By contast, China has 1.5 million people in prison, followed by Russia with 870,000 people in prison. In the 25-29 age group 8.1 percent of black men - about one in 13 - are incarcerated, compared to 2.6 percent of Hispanics men (not withstanding that we are told there are 11 milliion illegal Hispanics in America) and 1.1 percent of white men.
Some people talk about drugs being a factor in the skyrocketing rate of incarceation, but race, a bigger factor, is seldom spoken of in what the most racist among us, and some justices of the Supreme Court call a "color-blind" society. In America a colorless society does not exists.
All one has to do to know that is to know the races of the people in prison and jail.
Another factor in sentencing and keeping people in prison is private prison outsourcing. Prison operators make BIG money. You can hear that it cost as much to keep a person in prison as it does to send a person to Harvard University. Those who say that do not tell you who is receiving the money. Of course, not prisoners. "Follow the money" is never more of a truism than it is when seeking to understand why the incarceration in America is increasing.
Bear in mind that China has a population of 1.3 billion people, more than four times that of the United states with a population of 300 million people. Yet, to repeat, America has 2.2 million people in prison and China has 1.5 million people in prison. America holds the unenvious distinction of being the "World's number one jailer." Perhaps, this has something to say about America's practice of hegemony on a worldwide scale. Remember, if you ever knew? that in addition to the 2.2 million people in American prisons and jails, the United States has prisoners in other countries, including Cuba, we are officially told to be an enemy of the United States. The number of prisoners America has in other countries is a CIA secret, supposingly, in the interest of national security. One can hardly imagine the atrocious crimes that our Government, if left unchecked, will commit in the future in the name - your and my name - of National Security. Only a change of major proportion in America's homeland and foreign policies can guarantee citizens the right to know what they have a right to know. Question: Can you distinguish between America's homeand policy and foreign policy?

Copyright 2006 by Uriah J. Fields.

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