What’s Wrong with America’s Criminal Justice System in 40+ Tweets
North Carolina criminal law attorney T. Greg Doucette’s twitter rant went viral. Although only tweeting, he does an excellent job in capturing what’s wrong with the American criminal justice system, particularly when race is involved.
- Patrick Hogan, This 43-Tweet Story Explains How Black Kids are Treated by America’s Criminal Justice System, Fusion (Feb. 23, 2016).
- T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette), That Time One of My Weekly Rants Went Viral, Twitter (Feb. 24, 2016),
- T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette, @bkenes), Long-Read: Defense Attorney reflects on Flawed Justice System (Feb. 23, 2016).
- Black Matters, How African-American Kids Are Treated by America’s Criminal Justice System (Feb. 26, 2016).
Incarceration means big business and modern slavery
There are approximately 2.2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country (500% increase over the past thirty years). The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration.
The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing businesses in the United States and most of its investors are on Wall Street.
Inmates work very hard in American prisons. They make 23 cents per hour.