Super important video about the US prison system.
This is absolutely insane.
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This video will only take a couple minutes of your time, and the only thing I’d like to add is that you consider the American judicial system itself. I don’t mean the usual “follow the money” (but do that, too); Look at who is arrested. Look how many are convicted. Look at how they are convicted, and for what. Ever checked out what can count as a felony? Google that shit.
In addition to doing nothing towards the rehabilitation of criminals, we send a ton of innocent people into what becomes a vicious cycle of injustice, inefficiency, and inhumane cruelty. The system as it stands now helps no one and hurts society as a whole. If you don’t already know about the business of the prison industry, I urge you to educate yourself.
This video is a terrific starting point.