Saturday, July 05, 2008
Or more pointedly, down on life in America?
The Clarion has another statistic (via the Economist) to make you feel better, and grateful.
In Nigeria, fewer than 5% of those arrested are ever brought through the criminal justice system, most are simply extorted for bribes. Innocence or guilt is not relevant.
The founder of a Nigerian NGO, Prisoners' Rehabilitation and Welfare Action says in twenty years she has never seen a prisoner who has not suffered physical or psychological torture by the police.