U.S. incarceration levels remain so high because this country hands down longer sentences than anyplace else in the world. People sentenced to life serve twice as much time behind bars as they did in the 1980s. The Trump administration, not give to the token gestures of his predecessors, is not expected to change this.
Jesse Jackson Calls for Clinton Pardon But None For Manning, Shakur, Peltier or Political Prisoners
by the Real News Network
Rev. Jackson displays loyalty only to himself and his patrons. In his eyes political prisoners like Mutulu Shakur, Leonard Peltier, Chelsea Manning or Rev. Edward Pinkneydon't deserve pardons, but Hillary Clinton does.
No one should be surprised at the furious community response to the shooting death of a young Black man by Milwaukee police, this weekend. Glen Ford reports that Wisconsin has the highest Black male incarceration rate in the country, and Milwaukee expels Black high school students at the highest rate of any city in the country.