The US prison system was formed to rehabilitate people who have committed crimes. But these days, that’s looking less and less like its main priority. With the concerning rise in private prisons and the continued exploitation of prisoners, the prison system seems more devoted to earning a profit than anything else. Check out this infographic to get the facts.
The number of prisons run by private firms and corporations has increased in recent years. We’ve already learned that these firms value financial gain over their responsibility to care for and rehabilitate prisoners. But how do they measure up against public prisons in terms of race? Check out this infographic to get the facts and then start wondering about how just our criminal justice system actually is.
It’s easy to ignore problems that don’t directly affect us. So if you’ve never experienced sexual harassment at work, you may not realize how pervasive it is. Get the facts about how common sexual harassment in the workplace is, who is most often targeted, and how often the harassment gets reported with this handy infographic from Visual.ly.
There are some widespread misconceptions about mental health disorders. People think the cure for depression is to “keep your chin up,” that addiction is simple weakness, and that obsessive-compulsive disorder is humorous. Let’s set the record straight about how this stigma actually affects the lives of people living with mental health issues.