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USA: Racial control: from the shackles of slavery to prison and ankle monitors – Mohamed Hamaludin

 — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

California passed a bill on Oct. 12 banning private prisons as of 2028, spotlighting, once again, America’s obsession with locking up human beings. The situation is worse than many may think.

Around 2.2 million people are in prison and another 4.3 million on parole or probation, for a total of 6.5 million. The United States has five percent of the world’s population but 21 percent of its prisoners. The overall cost could be as high as $182 billion, German Lopez wrote on Vox.          Continue reading

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