UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY 13TH EXPLORES PRISON-AS-SLAVERY IN THE U.S.

Upcoming Documentary 13th Explores Prison-As-Slavery In The U.S.
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UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY 13TH EXPLORES PRISON-AS-SLAVERY IN THE U.S.



Written by Dont Panic
27 Tuesday 27th September 2016

 

Currently the U.S. has 4.4% of the global population, but holds 25% of the world's prisoners. Often people are locked up for non-violent offences, with disproportionally long sentences in a system racially biased against black people. Upcoming Netflix documentary 13th explores how imprisonment has become a form of slavery ever since slavery was formally abolished in 1865, showing how successive governments have encouraged mass criminalisation to the point where millions are behind bars:

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