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  • How the US Imposes the Worst of Its Prison Paradigm Abroad

    By Nasim Chatha, Truthout | Report

    Incarceration rates rise and prisoner treatment worsens in countries where the US runs prison programs.Incarceration rates rise and prisoner treatment worsens in countries where the US runs prison programs. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

    After decades of using mass incarceration to attack and marginalize its most vulnerable populations, the US has been offering its expertise, and in some cases money, in building and managing prisons to at least 34 other countries. Prisoners in Latin America, where rates of incarceration have increased since US involvement, are now also subjected to US prison practices like extreme isolation and sun deprivation.

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