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Our Prison System Could be so Much Better Were it Not Profit Driven

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By and large, capitalism does not support our being a country by, for and of the people. Since the passage of Citizens United, it's become even worse. Our prison-industrial complex profits well off the imprisonment of many. With 4.4% of the world's population we house around 22% of the world's prisoners (2013 statistic). Wikipedia reports that at the end of 2016, about 2,298,300 people were incarcerated out of a population of 324.2 million (0.7% of the population).

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https://www.nbcnews.com/think/video/reimagining-incarceration-inside-finland-s-open-prisons-where-inmates-are-almost-free-1076257347882

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I'm using 2 computers for this article and couldn't copy on one and paste to the other. Where's Snowden when I need him? In prison again in support for Assange and Free Speech. :(

 

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