HERE is the article,
And here is a picture from that article.
My personal thoughts on our failure as a nation to address properly some of these critical issues are these:
It's too easy to forget about how many people are in prison at this time in this country. It's something that we pretty much share with only the rest of the worst systems.
It is long past due to be remedied, starting with addicts. Instead of treating anyone addicted as a cash cow for "for profit" prisons. It is not working for Rehabilitation. It's almost nil, actually.
Why should it be this way? This isn't Russia. This is, "We, the people". Personally I want it to change because I am ashamed of our for-profit prison systems. That's slavery, you know. I really can't think of what else it could be called. Can anyone honestly not call it that?
And lest any Christians have thoughts about this being a "well, it serves them right..." situation, Christ himself said to visit the captives in prison.
Just remember this.... not everyone is in prison for killing or maiming or doing evil deeds. Some are just little people whom the system failed to save from brutality at home or myriad other crushing family home situations that lead to drug additions, as well as all the ills that drags a person down.
Mathew 25:36 "I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me."