What can we learn from the world’s “most humane” prison? Ryan Cox at TEDxSanAntonio 2013


 

Despite its epitomizing illustration of democracy, expression of freedom, and the largest GDP it currently possesses, United States, ironically, at the same time maintains itself as one of the most incarcerated nations throughout the whole planet, even higher than the rates of those in authoritarian states. Out of a population of approximately 315 million people, more than 2.3 million of them are remaining in prisons, and another 8 million are facing probation periods by law. Out of these 2.3 million prisoners, a disproportionate number of them, once released, may possibly commit recidivism (re-offending), or repeating their crimes over and over.

Watch this TEDx talk to find out more what exactly happens inside America’s prisons, particularly those in Texas, one of the most incarcerated states in the US.

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