Category Archives: U.S. Civil Rights

Statistics on Incarceration: US holds 22% of all the world’s prisoners

Reprinted from: Vol. 80/No. 10      March 14, 2016   US capitalist ‘justice’ …some facts World’s jailer-in-chief • World’s highest incarceration rate: US has 4.4% of world population but 22% of world’s prisoners. • Some 7 million people (1 in 35 adults) … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Mo., lawsuit exposes debtors’ prisons for traffic tickets : from The Militant

  Vol. 79/No. 8      March 9, 2015   (front page) Ferguson, Mo., lawsuit exposes debtors’ prisons for traffic tickets   BY BRIAN WILLIAMS   Six months after Michael Brown was killed by cop Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, and after ongoing … Continue reading

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