so this happened
so this happened
Hipsters: The Final Boss.
This is dumb
And in Pennsylvania, the governor is preparing to release the names of 40 Philadelphia public schools waiting for closure. At the same time, he is escalating prison construction to accommodate the expected inmate population from today’s children. His calculus is based on income and minority status — meaning that he’s closing schools for poor children but building them prisons.
- In 2009 there were 7.2 million people in prison and under official supervision like probation — a larger population than the state of Washington
- Between 1987 and 2007 the national prison population tripled.
- 4 in 10 prisoners return to state prisons within three years of release.
- One in 30 men between 20 and 34 is behind bars — and up to one in 13 in one state.
- One in nine black men between 20 and 34 are behind bars.
- 734 out of every 100,000 people are behind bars in the U.S. — far and away the highest number in the world.
- The United States is the world’s largest jailer. Russia and South Africa are the closest, but the rates drop dramatically after that.
- Part of the bizarre prison black market, a thimbleful of tobacco can fetch up to $50 at a maximum security prison.
- Typically parole programs cost taxpayers $7.47 per day per parolee, while prisons cost $78.95 per day per inmate nationwide.
- Some prisoners cost more. It costs New Jersey $253 million every year to house just its death row prisoners — $11 million apiece.
- Between 1987 and 2007 state prison costs rose by 315 percent to $44.06 billion a year.
… a good friend just sent me this great cover of MJ’s Billie Jean … performed by
Chris Cornell, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Soundgarden.
Maxence Cyrin - Where Is My Mind (The Pixies Piano Cover)