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View Diary: Breaking: Congress Passed The Fair Sentencing Act (297 comments)

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  •  And that's why the prison lobby will fight (5+ / 0-)

    tooth and nail to prevent legislation like this from passing. They make tons of money imprisoning young minorities. 1/3 of college aged black males are in jail, and when they get out they don't stand a chance at getting a legal job so they end up being repeat offenders and going back to "work" in the prison system. It's a lucrative business aimed at continually subjugating Black males and padding the pockets of the prison wardens. They're doing it to Hispanics too now, check out the AZ article on the front page.

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