Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Edward Burtynsky: Densified Oil Filters: Hamilton, Ontario

We incarcerate 500% more people today than we did thirty years ago. The United States is home to a mere five percent of the world’s total population, and 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population: 2.3 million people, most of whom are incarcerated for nonviolent offenses. And that number doesn’t include those living under the thumb of the criminal justice system: probationers, parolees and those on tethers, the electronic monitoring devices worn by people on house arrest.

... from "The Society of the Incarcerated," by Anna Clark:

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