Why the Hell Are We Jailing So Many People in the US? The Answer Will Infuriate You

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.

AJ+ teamed up with The Marshall Project to find out why, and the answers show why we all need to be concerned about our classist, racist, and all-around detrimental criminal justice system.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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