Government Prison Industrial Complex at Work

White House Admits — Locking People in Cages for Victimless Crimes is Devastating to the Economy

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prison-horrible-for-the-economyWashington D.C. — On Saturday, economists in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration released a report detailing the adverse effects on the economy derived from locking non-violent drug offenders and criminals behind bars.

For decades, a guiding philosophy of authoritarians was that locking more people up would result in less crime. This has created a prison state in the U.S., which represents 4.4% of the world’s population yet houses 22% of the world’s prisoners.

Since 1980 alone, the US prison population has skyrocketed by nearly 5 times.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/white-house-admits-locking-people-cages-victimless-crimes-devastating-economy/#8HlwYuucu47CBvie.99

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