Cole on our "shameful" prison systems
"With approximately 2.3 million people in prison or jail, the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world–by far. Our per capita rate is six times greater than Canada's, eight times greater than France's, and twelve times greater than Japan's. Here, at least, we are an undisputed world leader; we have a 40 percent lead on our closest competitors–Russia and Belarus." So writes Georgetown University Law School Professor David Cole in the New York Review of Books last year. On Friday, March 5 at 11am the he'll be discussing our "shameful" prison systems at the Miller Center.