- Jul 14, 2009
Their prisons are private organisations who make more profits if there is a higher incarceration rate. Their system is rotten.I was shocked yesterday to read in the ST about a 17 year old black American thrown in jail for 33 months without going to court. He didn't have the money to post bail and couldn't afford a lawyer. He went on to become a lawyer and now helps people in similar circumstances as he found himself in.
I love the show Judge Judy but it is amazing to me how many American's have actually spent time in jail. Often for a day or so. Is it really that common or am I imagining it.
Check this out - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_for_cash_scandal