Stephen Fry on American Prisons – Facts

Three “strikes” and you get life in prison.

  • Even for trivial crimes, Leandro Andrade is serving 2 consecutive life sentences for shoplifting 9 video tapes with a value of $153
  • 1% of Americans are in jail (2.3million)
  • No society in history has imprisoned as many people as America
  • 1 in 30 men aged 20 – 34 are in prison
  • 1 in 9 black males are in prison
  • There are more 17 year old black males in prison than in college
  • American prisons produce 93% of domestically used paints, 36% of home appliances, 21% of office furniture, which allows America to compete with factories in Mexico

You get solitary confinement if you refuse to work!

Thus America has successfully reinvented the slave trade.

 

LAND OF THE FREE!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/nicosmind