Tag Archives: United States

U.S. Holds Almost 1/3 of All Female Prisoners in the World

Fact: Almost 1/3 of the world’s female prisoners are in the United States.

Fact: The U.S. incarcerates over 200,000 women.

Fact: This is more than China, Russia, and Brazil combined.

Source: Nearly a Third of All Female Prisoners Worldwide Are Incarcerated in the United States, Forbes

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No Criminal Charges for Drug Money Laundering By Banks

Fact: HSBC, the British banking giant, laundered billions of dollars for Mexican and Colombian drug cartels and violated several major banking laws.

Fact: The Justice Department declined to press criminal charges.

Fact: The bank settled with the Justice Department to a fine of $1.9 billion, just a bit more than a month of the bank’s income. The executives who laundered the money will have to defer part of their bonus compensation for five years.

Source: Rolling Stone, Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War Is A Joke