Prison America Part II by Stanley Cohen

caged but undaunted

gavelIn Part I of my series, “Prison America,” which was released on this blog on August 10th we explored the prison industry that is very much the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) of today. Of course, any expose of the Obama gulag system necessarily requires an examination of just how its parent organization, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), continues to stoke the American prison furnace which remains fueled by a never ending stream of millions of largely black, brown and poor prisoners convicted of mostly non-violent drug offenses. Under the Obama administration of these past seven years, we have seen no break of any consequence in what is very much a vicious, racist and arbitrary law enforcement policy which steals lives, destroys families and ruins inner city communities from coast to coast. Despite its economic pain, tough on so-called crime remains a popular political chant, indeed vote-getter, even while…

View original post 2,812 more words

%d bloggers like this: