Originally posted by FLOTELA at 2010-7-17 15:13
Criminologists and legal scholars in other industrialised nations say they are mystified and appalled by the number and length of American prison sentences.
Samuel Gross, a University of Michigan law professor, has calculated that 2.3 percent of all prisoners sentenced to death between 1973 and 1989 have been exonerated and freed. His research suggests that the vast majority in fact did not commit the crimes. And an unknown number of innocents have not been exonerated.
Originally posted by lunatics123 at 2010-7-19 03:14
life in US prisons is better than life in Chinese coal mines. haha.
Agree with this (100%)
Actual fact: In America many of the incarcerated can work during the day on work release programs and earn much more money than the the Chinese tradesmen or construction workers. Most of these guys in China work extended days, (7) days per week for (30 rmb) per day. They live in on site tin cans or tents and after all of this they still struggle getting their salary from the company that owes them for their work!
If it was like this in America then probably even more would opt for prison life............(3 hots and a cot)