The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

A “Glorious” New Record for the U.S.

Nov 22, 2010

After 30 years of an ongoing economic crisis, with regular and worsening periods of high unemployment, the total U.S. prison population has now reached 1,612,000 people, one out of every 100 adults. One out of every eight working-age men has been in the so-called “correctional system.” It’s by far the worst record of any developed country – and worse than most underdeveloped countries.

Another of the “glories” of American capitalism.