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Over two and a half million American children have a parent behind bars? Time for a change?


The only country that incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than we do is North Korea. Over two and a half million American children have a parent behind bars. A whopping 60 percent of those incarcerated in U.S. prisons are non-violent offenders, many of them in prison for drug charges (overwhelmingly African-Americans). www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/six-ways-america-is-like-a-third-world-country-20140305#ixzz2x3TOQKT7

 
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3 years ago
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    Raymond Philippe (raymondphilippe) 3 years ago

    Yes. Thanks for sharing your view. It sure makes sense.

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    Raymond Philippe (raymondphilippe) 3 years ago

    I think you are making several good points here. Thanks for sharing.

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    Raymond Philippe (raymondphilippe) 3 years ago

    Thanks Shelly. Isn't it sad that as you wrote "everyone lost a piece of human faith that day" And even sadder that so many kids grow up with a parent behind bars.

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    Raymond Philippe (raymondphilippe) 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. However a part of the cause of the problem (so many people behind bars) may be the definition of "crime", and or the racial bias and or the dire circumstances in which a lot of people have to live.


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