What it’s like in jail

If you want to see what it’s like to be a member of the underclass, to be poor and broke and in jail, you could do worse than look at these drawings made by somebody in Los Angeles who was so broke she got sent to jail essentially for being unable to pay her fines. It’s sickening, actually.

You can also read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, subtitled “Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” (the last word, surely an ironic joke

Or you can read this article in The New Yorker about the Kafka-esque nightmare suffered by immigrants to the US, even highly trained foreigners fleeing terrorism at home. Or this one.

 

Published in: on January 6, 2015 at 10:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

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