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Oct032012

How U.S. Prisons Cost Taxpayers $228 Billion Every Year

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Ok, I'll start this out. We have over 1 million people in prison for non-violent offenses. Each person costs some government between $25-50k per year to keep locked up. And the failed war on drugs is not even remotely close to being an issue in the campaign.

$228 billion.

We are borrowing 40 cents of every dollar to keep non-violent drug users locked up. Par for the course in the U.S.A.
Oct 4, 2012 at 6:29 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Most of these people are black. This has been going on for years in the black community. Just horrible. Almost like genocide.
Oct 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Prison Unindustrial Complex is the New Plantation, oh and you don't have to be black, you can be hispanic, white, yellow, red, don't matter. Where else in America can you pay slave labor pennies an hour while the tax payer is raped in the process? The New American Slavery equal opportunity to all! Cannabis prisoners are loved the best by the government. Generally, laid back, non violent and truely good people groomed to be enslaved. 'Good' or 'Bad' people are not born they are made. The Italian Mob is more honest than any government can be. They understand that people are made and not born into a life of crime, success, or whatever. It is the social structure or lack of it the makes people what they are. It has been said, you can judge a country, tribe, society by how it treats the least of it's citizen's. Whoa to the Western Civilization, it is rotting to the core. This is exactly why usury was once outlawed, now it is the law!
Oct 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen Brodeur
I am sure that most of us watched the Steven King movie "Shawshank Redemption" .
Stalin loved his useful idiots...
Oct 7, 2012 at 1:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterMia
I have seen it but didn't realize it was a Stephen King book.
Oct 9, 2012 at 2:23 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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