Orange might be the new black, but prisoners are getting increasingly gray.
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So does Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced today his plans to overhaul Justice Department policy to spare petty and peaceable drug offenders of lengthy mandatory-minimum sentences.
Rampant Valley Fever has killed dozens of inmates since 2006.
The syringes sit empty, ready for filling. The staff have all been trained, and are standing by. On Vietnam's death row, everything is set for carrying out hundreds of lethal injections but for one critical ingredient--poison.
Turns out locking people away for drug offenses runs up quite a tab. Who knew, right? But just in case, this slick new video infographic drives it home.
You don't have to be able to see through stone to realize just how fucked the American prison system is. Where to even begin? There are the insane profits reaped by "private prisons":http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/opinion/krugman-prisons-priva…