eat spicy food while pregnant. your baby will become a fire mage. yes i am a doctor
I have an affinity for food and hope to one day leave the Midwest.
- The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in the nation’s prisons or jails — a 500% increase over the last forty years. Changes in sentencing law and policy, not changes in crime rates, explain most of this increase. These trends have resulted in prison overcrowding and fiscal burdens on states to accommodate a rapidly expanding penal system, despite increasing evidence that large-scale incarceration is not an effective means of achieving public safety.
- Sentencing policies of the War on Drugs era resulted in dramatic growth in incarceration for drug offenses. Since its official beginning in 1982, the number of Americans incarcerated for drug offenses has skyrocketed from 41,000 in 1980 to half a million in 2011. Furthermore, harsh sentencing laws such as mandatory minimums keep drug offenders in prison for longer periods of time: in 1986, released drug offenders had spent an average of 22 months in federal prison. By 2004, federal drug offenders were expected to serve almost three times that length: 62 months in prison.
- At the federal level, prisoners incarcerated on a drug conviction make up half the prison population, while the number of drug offenders in state prisons has increased eleven-fold since 1980. Most of these people are not high-level actors in the drug trade, and most have no prior criminal record for a violent offense.
- The number of women in prison, many of whom are incarcerated for drug offenses, has been increasing at a rate 50 percent higher than men since 1980. Women in prison often have significant histories of physical and sexual abuse, high rates of HIV, and substance abuse problems. Women’s imprisonment in female-headed households leads to children who suffer from their mother’s absence and breaks in family ties.
- More than 60% of the people in prison today are people of color. Black men are six times more likely to be incarcerated than white men and 2.5 times more likely than Latino men. For Black men in their thirties, 1 in every 10 is in prison or jail on any given day. The lifetime likelihood of imprisonment for White men stands at 1 in 17, while Latino men is 1 in 6 and Black men are 1 in 3. The odds of being jailed in one’s lifetimes is 1 in 111 for White women, 1 in 45 for Latina women and 1 in 18 for Black women.
- There has been a troubling shift in the nation’s responses to at-risk youth over the past 25 years. The creators of the juvenile justice system originally viewed it as a system for providing prevention, protection, and redirection to youth, but it is more common for youth today to experience tough sanctions and adult-type punishments instead. While reforms are underway in many jurisdictions, there remains an urgent need to reframe our responses to youth delinquency.
today in religion we were talking about angels and our religion teacher said whoever can name the most angels gets five extra credit points on the test and all these kids tried and they only named like two but when I went I named nine and my teacher started to cry because she thought I was this huge religion and angel lover when really I just know the angels names from supernatural
My Venezuelan friends are reporting the following:
Students are being killed
Yes you read it right, students like yourself are being killed in Venezuela, a country in south America.
This is no fiction, it is not part of a dystopian YA novel, is real life. They are being killed by their own government, they live in a DICTATORSHIP.
You read The Hunger Games? You read novels about repressive regimes, imagine to live that for real. That is what Venezuelan students and population is living.
You felt the terror of the characters of the Harry Potter novels against the treat of the Dark Lord, That is the terror and fear that Venezuelans feels because of the repression and the armed gangs that kill people on the streets.
For a couple of days the Venezuelan students supported by the general population has being on the streets protesting against the dictatorship, the censorship of the communication media (tv, radio, news papers, even the internet), and for the lack of FOOD. Simply there is no food on the stores or in the supermarket. You can not buy (even if you have the money) you can not buy milk, oil, sugar, meat, flour, etc., because there is not any of that in the whole country.
Please take a second and within your fandom and friends raise awareness of the life and death of the Venezuelans, trapped for real in the nightmare of a dystopian reality that is trying to expand itself to another countries, even maybe yours.