AMERICAN JAILS ARE POOR HOUSES AND DEBTOR PRISONS--THE WORK OF FREEDOM IS UP TO EACH OF US
America's jails are poor houses and debtor prisons.
From the New York Times---
"Jails across the country have become vast warehouses made up primarily of people too poor to post bail or too ill with mental health or drug problems to adequately care for themselves, according to a report issued Wednesday.
The study, “Incarceration’s Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America,” found that the majority of those incarcerated in local and county jails are there for minor violations, including driving with suspended licenses, shoplifting or evading subway fares, and have been jailed for longer periods of time over the past 30 years because they are unable to pay court-imposed costs."
These are just the very same issues that had a large part in the recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Sometimes it seems that America is just a big criminal hustle to cheat the poor and sick, give you no raise, scare white folks & shoot people of color.
We have to remain hopeful and push back. Here are some ideas for everyday resistance to our often violent and greedy culture.
We can't give up. The work of freedom is up to each of us.
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