Contributor: Benson Amollo

Benson Amollo

A liberal poet, student diplomat, journalist, news junkie and a lover of politics, Benson, a native of Kenya and a former United Nations Dag Hammarskjold fellow, has written extensively on contemporary issues around governance, democracy and human rights.

A female inmate at work. Prisoners make as low as 25 cents an hour in prisons across the nation.

Is the United States a jail-happy society?

Largely for the nature of rugged individualism that dictates lifestyles in the United States, sometimes serious violations of individual freedoms, rights and natural privileges go unnoticed. And as Americans are…