Life in Prison Nation

Engler, Mark
October 2011
New Internationalist;Oct2011, Issue 446, p53
The author presents his views on U.S. prisons, the amount of funding prisons receive, overcrowding, medical care and what constitutes reasonable punishment. The U.S. is compared to China, Great Britain and Japan, concluding that the U.S. incarcerates a much higher percentage of its population. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is noted for eliminating collective bargaining for state employees, instead having prisoners perform labor, such as landscaping, which had previously been done by state employees.


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