According to Nationmaster.com, the United States imprisons about 715 individuals out of 100,000; the highest ratio in the world. In Madison, Wisconsin 1,000 faith-based social justice advocates gathered on Thursday for a day of action that is concerned about reducing the State’s imprisonment ratio. The campaign is called 11×15, which aims at reducing the amount of prisoners to 11,000 by 2015.
The mainstream media tends not to cover this type of story as much as it deserves. Please, honor our fellow social justice advocates and share this story on the social network of your choice. The “news” is in your hands.
Written by Matt Cohen, SJS Staff Writer