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1 Out Of Every 4 Prisoners In The World Are From 1 Country. Wish I Could Say I Was Surprised.

In the U.S., we have the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world. Seriously! We put people in prison at a higher rate than ANY other country on record.

1 Out Of Every 4 Prisoners In The World Are From 1 Country. Wish I Could Say I Was Surprised.


Why does the U.S. have so many people in prison? Well, for starters, we give out longer sentences, we send people to prison for offenses (particularly drug-related) that inother countries would just incur fines, and since the 1980s ourprisons have been increasingly for-profit enterprises. That is, they NEED prisonersin order not to go bankrupt. Anyone else see a problem with that?

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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