The imprisonment of humans is at a record high. The U.S. accounts for only around 5% of the world’s population, yet we account for nearly 25% of all incarcerated people.
We have prisons that deny parole to inmates merely to keep jail cells filled, because that's how they get paid. Between 1990 and 2009 the prison population increased by nearly 1600%! In 2010 the two largest private prisons received nearly $3 BILLION in revenue while paying their executives over $3 million per year.
It's time we stop putting criminals in cages and start rehabilitating them instead. Take some time to read this amazing book, Banking on Bondage to better understand the terrible conditions we subject American citizens to. https://www.aclu.org/banking-bondage-private-prisons-and-mass-incarceration
The migrant child detention facilities are costing taxpayers $22,000/month in order to incarcerate innocent children in conditions that doctors have deemed "torture conditions." Children belong in homes, not concentration camps.