For most of the last 100 years, the United States has become infamous as the country that incarcerates more of its population than any other place on earth. With just 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has over 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population. At any given time, over 10 million Americans are in some stage of the criminal justice system. This system has long disproportionately affected minorities and the poor. Many activists have sought to reform the system for a very long time. However, it has proven to be extremely difficult to make any headway into real criminal justice reform in the United States. Know more on CNBC about George Soros.
This difficulty of reformation has a number of entrenched root causes. For one, the prison industrial complex and the associated mass incarceration form a multi-billion-dollar industry that many vested interests have absolutely no intention of letting go of. The for-profit prison industry alone is worth multiple billions of dollars per year, with many public companies involved. But there are many other aspects of the prison industrial complex that are also equally lucrative. Just some of these include the prison food industry, the prison communications industry and the prison transportation industry. All of these produce billions of dollars each year in profits.
But one man, George Soros, has resolved to finally begin to make real changes to the U.S. criminal justice system. Soros is no ordinary reformation activist. With over $25 billion to his name, Soros is one of the most effective philanthropists currently operating in the world today. Through his charitable foundation The Open Society Foundations, Soros has donated over $15 billion over the course of his career. He has toppled governments and the ex-Soviet Union countries and has gotten dozens of officials elected in the United States on progressive and social justice tickets.
Now, George Soros is taking some of his expertise in philanthropic activities and focusing them on finally making real changes to the U.S. criminal justice system. He plans on doing this by infusing the campaigns of local progressive candidates for sheriff, judges and prosecutors with millions of dollars in cash, giving them the cash that they need to unseat their hardline conservative opponents. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.
This tactic has already borne impressive fruits. From Florida to Phoenix, Arizona, Soros has racked up victory after victory. Replacing obstinate conservative opponents with fresh and progressive-minded visionaries who are dedicated to the rectification of the stark disparities that exist between whites and minorities in both charging and sentencing.
Following strategies such as this, Soros has put his opponents on notice that he is serious about taking a blowtorch to the entire edifice of the U.S. justice system, finally giving hope to those traditionally oppressed peoples who have long suffered under the jackboot of the U.S. police state.