Julia Willoughby Nason, pictured here below, responds to Joy's question by saying,
"Working on this project I learned that Kalief's story is not unusual. The mass incarceration system in this country is a form of social and economic control .. and it's doing exactly what it's designed to do."
You might want to read that again .. or better yet, listen to her say it herself (at t=4:00).
Notice that she didnt say incarceration was about justice, or that it was about preventing crime .. or even about law and order.
If jails and prisons and incarceration were really about justice and law-n-order and preventing crime ..
.. then a bunch of those Wall street fraudsters would be sitting in jail right now .. having wrecked the American economy in order to enrich themselves, and who did so much damage to so many hard-working American families.
Compare her statement with the one that I made here:
"Now you might be tempted to think this an anomaly, but it is not. This is the System in all its glory .. caught on videotape. With a live-audio feed. (Oops.)"
I made that statement under a heading titled » Grinding Your Ass into the Pavement, after years of first-hand experience in dealing with the system. This is why her statement resonates with my own experiences.
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