Tag Archives: Prisons

40% of the world’s gay people can be jailed for their sexuality

South Africa is a world leader in legal protections – being the first country in the world to recognize equal gay marriage.

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The more things money can buy, the harder it is to be poor…

“Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today — perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system — in prison, on probation, or on parole — than were in slavery then. Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America — more than six million — than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height.”

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