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Stephen Fry on American Prisons

29 Sep

Scary:

  • 2.3 million Americans are in prison – which is one in every 99.1 adults
  • No society in history has imprisoned more of its citizens than the United States of America
  • We (British) top the European League table
  • (In American prisons) there are more 17 years old in prison than there are in college
  • 25% of the world’s prisoners are American
  • It is a business!
  • They have re-invented the slave trade.
  • It’s slavery by the back door.

From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPZed8af9RI&feature=player_embedded

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