A Nation of Prisoners
“The United States has less than 5 percent of the worldâ€™s population. But it has almost a quarter of the worldâ€™s prisoners.”
That sentence alone is enough to make me pause, but reading through the New York Times’ latest report in their series on the American criminal justice system is a pretty sobering read.
All in all it’s certainly a fascinating article (and definitely worth your time).
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