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Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Friday, February 29, 2008

1% of Americans behind prison bars

The Pew's report is quite an embarrassment for America:

1% of Americans are behind bars (compare with Germany where the percentage is 8 times less.
One in 106 White Americans are imprisoned while one in 15 Blacks are (For young African Americans it is 1 in 9). So when you're sitting a bus and see 9 young African-Americans, be sure that American justice system calls at least one of those folks criminal.
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