Go for a goal of less in gaols

20 11 2007

Although departing from green issues briefly, I believe these two items are worth a link:The first, from An Onymous lefty, is a compassionate take  on Australia’s shameful mistreatment of prisoners.  It is so refreshing to hear these views put forward and it is sad to reflect on the state of public discourse in this area.The second is a news item on the prison population in the USA.  The US now imprisons around 2.5 million of its own residents.  I’m left gob-smacked by the last sentence:

Currently one-third of all black males, one-sixth of Latino men and one in 17 white males will go to prison during their lives.  

 

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