The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Monday, April 25, 2005

US prison population hits new high

As of today, more then 2.1 million Americans are in prison, mostly on low-level, non-violent drug offenses. To put that into perspective, we have locked up the equivalent of metro Boston, Seattle, Denver and Washington D.C. or 25 times the incarcaration rate of Nigeria. Kinda makes you rethink "land of the free" when a dime bag of ditchweed will get you 5 years in the federal pen. The US now has more citizens behind bars then any other country in the world including communist China. Read more about this depressing situation here.


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