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■Class discussion: Why does the United States imprison more people than any other nation? With 5 percent of the world's people 25 percent of the world's prisoners, what share of U.S. inmates have been convicted of nonviolent crimes? How much more likely are minorities to be imprisoned than the whites? Who is making money from putting people in prison? Do they lobby against changing the system? Who are they giving campaign money?
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