America is the home of the brave and the land of the free. But many of us know this isn’t quite true. America has the highest rate of incarceration, accounting for 25 percent in the world. 214 more words
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Prisoners serving life sentences in prisons around South Africa are protesting continued backlogs in parole considerations, with some embarking on hunger strikes.
Prisoners in Barberton prison in Mpumalanga, St Albans in Port Elizabeth, Groenpunt in Vereeniging and others who were sentenced to life imprisonment before 2004 went on hunger strike at the beginning of this month calling it a “National Shutdown in SA prisons”. 1,069 more words
While many prisoners in SA live in overcrowded, inhumane conditions often inconsistent with human rights, billions of taxpayer rands are invested in prisons every year. 1,061 more words
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Man, that quote above was totally stock material. I didn’t add it. I probably should have deleted it and just launched directly into a stream of consciousness about the million ideas about ally-hood that are currently floating through my head.1,488 more words