Rev. Jesse Jackson on Crime
Civil Rights Activist
Here is another alarming fact. The number one growth industry in urban America is jails. Half of all public housing built in the last ten years has been jails. America has the largest prison population in the world-1.4 million people. Is this where we really want to go?
Small towns are now offering prison officials memberships in country clubs and other perks, because they now want to get a jail in their district, because new jobs are created. It seems that the idea of a “jail-industrial complex” making our schools secondary is not really the great hope and promise of America. Somebody must speak out. I declare I am going to do it today.
The vision for the cities must be “four balls and you’re on.” Prenatal care and Head Start, ball one. An adequately funded public education, ball two. Marketable skill and access to college, ball three. A job, ball four. Let’s lift our children up, not lock them up
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George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
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