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Comment Re:Pretty reasonable (Score 1) 235

You left out #4:

In the United States, prisons are a HUGE industry that includes supporting entities like food service, medical incompetence, internal bribes, gangs, etc.

The incarceration empires love, and lobby for, jail time for tiny bits of drug possession, for instance.

That's why America has such a high prison population.

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