Lo 0,7% della popolazione americana (circa 2 milioni di persone) e’ in questo momento in galera contro lo 0,1% di quella cinese (la Cina definisce in genere come uno stato di polizia). Ma non solo:
America now has in excess of two million of its own citizens in jail, from a population of 286 million (0.7 %). For comparison China ,which most would consider to be an authoritarian police state, has a prison population of 1.4 million from a population of about 1.3 billion (0.1%). This is the largest proportion of any country in the world. Twelve percent of all black American males between the ages of 20 and 30 are presently in jail. A black person who killed a white person is 40 times more likely than a white person who killed a black person to be sentenced to the death penalty.