Incarceration Nation

Not long ago, I was talking at my neighborhood Starbucks with some guys in the prison construction business. They said business was good.

I was reminded of this conversation when reading the following article.

According to a study by the Congressional Research Service, the US prison population is growing at an unprecedented rate.


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My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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3 Responses to Incarceration Nation

  1. neverending1 says:

    Reblogged this on Neverending1's Blog and commented:
    Prison population keeps grows. Surprised we targets are not in prison.

  2. downcastmysoul says:

    What is even more appalling is how many prisoners are in solitary confinement sometimes for decades. The cruelty of being denied human contact along with the incarceration is pure evil.

  3. Given the fact that some elected leaders in the U.S. have admitted to using drugs like Marijuana, I find it hypocritical for them to have used said drug or other drugs and want to deny us the right to make these same choices. Being busted for under age drug use should warrant a disciplinary action. People who are 21 or older should be able to use them if they want to without legal repercussions.

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