Education not Incarceration 1 Favorite 

Date: 

May 2 2015

Location: 

Los Angeles

When you design an economy to be based on short term profit to the benefit of giant corporations, the results over the long term will be a country so hostile to human life that the unreasonable and unthinkable becomes an every day reality. Wealth inequality, mass poverty, a crumbling welfare state aside, the prison system perfectly illustrated the madness of the American capitalist system. Since 1980, the state of California has built 22 prisons and only one university. Rather than invest in education, the state spends its precious dollars (around 7% of its budget) on locking people up and renting them out as cheap labor.

This sobering statistic displayed in an art exhibit at ‘Manifest Justice‘, a creative community exhibition in Los Angeles.

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