A Tale of Two Americas: Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Go to Jail
By John W. Whitehead
Posted February 2, 2018
At one time, the American penal system operated under the idea that dangerous criminals needed to be put under lock and key in order to protect society. Today, the flawed yet retributive American “system of justice” is being replaced by an even more flawed and insidious form of mass punishment based upon profit and expediency.
Sessions’ latest gambit plays right into the hands of those who make a profit by jailing Americans.
Under such a system, the plight of the average American is measured in dollars and cents. This is not justice. This is yet another example of how greed and profit-incentives have not only perverted policing in America but have corrupted the entire criminal justice system. More…