I’ve written before about the injustice of our prison system in the United States. I continue to be horrified by the racism and unfairness shown in the enforcement of our laws. The deprivation of anyone’s liberty is not something that should be taken lightly, and certainly never for the sake of financial gain. It should go without saying, but neither should rape ever be the punchline of a joke.
I’ve been really impressed with John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight. He’s hilarious, but more importantly, he’s not scared to tackle hard but important issues head on. This episode about prison is no exception.