Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Which country leads the world in imprisonments?

Did you know the United States now has fully 25% of the world's entire prison population??  One out of every four.

Unbelievable.

The US has the highest rate of incarceration of any country in the entire world! Don't believe that? Check this list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate

The reason is that they WANT these people in prison ... for three reasons I think: 1) societal control, 2) most prisons are now private and make huge profits for their owners and 3) there are no jobs for these people; this is one way of keeping the unemployment rate low.

How do you get people into prison if they are doing nothing wrong?  You take something they do that is harmless, and you make it illegal:
Perhaps the single greatest contributor has been the so-called "war on drugs," which has precipitated a 12-fold increase in the number of incarcerated drug offenders. About 1.5 million Americans are arrested each year for drug offenses, one-third of whom end up in prison. Many are repeat offenders caught with small quantities of relatively innocuous drugs, such as marijuana, a type of criminal activity often referred to as "victimless."

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/the-incarceration-epidemic/277056/

Add incarceration to the list of techniques used to control people:  along with surveillance and propaganda/deception/censorship through the media.

It's all about control.
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World incarceration rates as of 3 October 2012.  (Wikipedia)