Government exposed running ‘black only’ drug prisons offshore.
The state of prisons in America really is a breaking point.
The U.S is one of the worst countries in the world for bulging prisons, it seems that no crime is too small to land you a hefty jail term – especially if you happen to be black.
While medicinal marijuana continues to be legalized in many states, there is a real sense of disparity. In some areas drug offences are what is filling the prisons, people getting sent down for the possession of small amounts of recreational drugs.
And now it has been exposed that the government has set up ‘floating prisons’ that exist in the Pacific Ocean, crucially, these prisons are outside of the U.S legal system.
The prisons are a free-for-all, owing to the fact that normal prison law does not exist. The U.S government appear embarrassed about this situation, after all why would they need to hide the fact that they have imprisoned so many young black men? Is it because they are ashamed of losing the ‘war on drugs’ that they started?
America spends billions of dollars a year fighting the ‘war on drugs’ but all that has happened is that crimes associated with drugs have increased, as the sentences become harsher.
The New York Times has reported on this shocking revelation, revealing how the government has set up what they refer to as ‘floating Guantanamo’s’ .
The prisons being located in the sea have been a perfect snaring point for poor fishermen who smuggle drugs into the country to earn some more cash.
One man the NY Times interviewed, Mendoza, said that he started smuggling cocaine to bring in extra money for his family, and like many other smugglers, had little understanding of the seriousness of his crime until it was too late.