Stephen Fry shares some jaw dropping facts about American prisons

6 12 2011

The US is home to 5% of the global population, yet it also has 25% of the world’s prisoners.

Half of the nearly 3 million American prisoners are locked away for non-violent drug offenses (a great majority for pot).

1 out of 30 American men between 20 & 34 are in prison.
It’s 1 out of 9 for African American men in the same age group.

The private prison industry is massive and very powerful politically, and their business is BOOMING.

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24 11 2013
Rahul

Chris,the footage of alex on maze of death was feratued in the 2nd issue of deadpoint magazine in the online issue. it was also filmed not by me but by garrett gregor.wade,not a quiz. just thought it was a cool video.

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