The Prison Industrial Complex:
-Nearly one out of three Americans has an arrest record.
-According to civil liberties attorney Harvey Silverglate, the average American commits three felonies a day.
-The US has the largest prison population on the planet in size and per capita.
-1 in 31 Americans are currently incarcerated, on parole, or probation.
-With an estimated 4000 federal criminal laws, 300,000 federal regulations, and untold state and local laws, chances are we are all criminals.
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”