The US is #1, all right – at mass incarceration.
People who are mentally ill, struggling with addiction, unable to find work – does this sound to you like people who need help, or people who should be in jail or prison? Apparently in the US, we’re committed to the latter, because we’re locking these people up at alarming rates.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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