Thursday, June 05, 2008

How the American Dream Turned Into the American Nightmare

And today we stand in shame with 2.3 million of our citizens behind bars, most for nonviolent drug offenses. More than 1 in 100 adults in the United States is incarcerated, and 1 in 9 black men ages 20 to 34 is behind bars. The United States, with less than 5 percent of the global population, has almost 25 percent of the world's prisoners.
~ By Chris Hedges, in America's Democratic Collapse, Truthdig. Posted June 3, 2008.

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