Prison Is a Beast: The U.S. Imprisons More People Than Any Other Country in the World | Alternet

“The U.S. is paying to have more than 2.3 million people behind bars. That’s more than China, more than Iran — more than any country on Earth,” the video’s narrator notes. When you also consider that half our prison population is behind bars for non-violent crimes, and that our prison budget has swelled to an astonishing $228 billion a year… well, you get the idea.

via Prison Is a Beast: The U.S. Imprisons More People Than Any Other Country in the World | Alternet.

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