Thursday, January 1, 2009

Imprisoning Our Own: 8 Shocking Facts about American Incarceration | EcoSalon - The Green Gathering

"For being the most prosperous country in the world, education spending in the United States ranks a paltry #38 in the entire world, lagging far behind Jamaica, Denmark and Cuba…which holds the top spot. Yes, Cuba."

Oh, and the prison system? It sucks, too. Here's why:

"You can bet someone is making money off of this: our government contracts management of prisons to private corporations. Corporations need to turn a profit, and the more prisoners they have, the more money they’ll get. It’s big business."

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