The US Prison System Is Actually Larger than Soviet Gulags

american prisonsBy Joshua Krause

Many Americans are quite convinced that they live in one of the freest nations on the planet. Even if they don’t think that we are the freest, they still believe that our population has far more rights than the vast majority of the human race. However, these people tend to ignore our large prison population. Can you really call it a free country when that nation restricts the freedoms of such a large percentage of its population, most whom are convicted of nonviolent crimes?

What’s more shocking, is that our prison population has reached an ominous milestone over the past few years.


The number of Americans who were in jail and prison, or on probation and parole, was 7 million people by 2009. When you include former inmates who have since left our prison system, you wind up with 19 million people as of 2010. This number exceeds the 18 million people who endured the Soviet Gulag system, between 1929 and 1953.

While the conditions in the gulags were far worse than American prisons, our facilities still utilize slave labor and torture techniques like solitary confinement to keep their inmates in line. And with a per capita incarceration rate that might only be exceeded by countries like North Korea and Cuba, there’s no reason to believe that the United States is still among the free nations of the world.

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger .


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5 Comments on "The US Prison System Is Actually Larger than Soviet Gulags"

  1. Free country? Surely you jest.
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    Constitutional Republic devolved into the worst form of government known. Lower than monarchies, lower than dictatorships, and lower than an anarchy. That would be a d-word and r-word government.
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    Cannot purchase safe or effective medicine that you want. Prussian blue, hemp oil, and many others.
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    Highest prison population.
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    Probation instead of freedom when out of prison.
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    Millions of U.S. subjects have records for life so are prevented from getting any type of job just because they violated an unConstitutional government ban.
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    FEMA camps are now being used.
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    Many U.S. Federal agencies are in direct violation to the U.S. Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution.
    One example; the TSA is in direct violation of the several parts of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
    No-fly lists just add more violations.
    Another example; the FDA and associated agencies admit to killing hundreds of thousands of people per year.
    Another example; the IRS totally ignores the U.S. Bill of Rights.
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    The U.S. government spies of U.S. subjects, former citizens, many times worse than the 1930s Germany.
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    Forced non-therapeutic vaccines. Even Communist Red China says that schools cannot require non-therapeutic vaccines or assault children with non-therapeutic vaccines without parent’s signature.
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    Due to forced non-therapeutic vaccines, the U.S. has the worst infant mortality rate and worst longevity rate of any developed country. The government requiring death is not freedom.
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    Forced “health” insurance without a charge, jury trial, or conviction.
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    Extreme government spending against the U.S. subjects and other countries require higher taxes that helps keep most U.S. subjects poor.
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    With drones, constant government spying, and oppressive laws, the entire country is becoming or has become a prison.
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    To quote George Carlin: They own you

    • A government so criminal and rogue, giving a simple thumbs up gets your threat level raised, you being blacklisted, and put on a terrorist watch list…

  2. TARDISOFGALLIFREY | August 23, 2015 at 11:13 pm | Reply

    People do not know liberty anymore…they’ve been brainwashed!

  3. “Slave labor” is still used in USA!

  4. InalienableWrights | August 24, 2015 at 10:23 am | Reply

    “There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. ” ~(paraphrased: Page 406 of Ayn Rand’s, Atlas Shrugged )

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