Picture
Nearly 3,000,000 Americans are currently behind bars.  Roughly 1 of every 100 adults is locked up at the moment in this country.  Compared with the rest of the world, it's a wonder we could ever consider ourselves the "Land of the Free."  And the problem has gotten worse.  The US prison population has quadrupled since 1980.

The US has 5% of the world's population, but has 25% of the world's prisoners.  China, a nation with four times the US population has less than 2,000,000 in prison or jail.  Our government is more willing to take away the liberty of its citizenry than almost any other in the world.  If Thomas Jefferson were alive today and made aware of these disturbing truths, he might consider writing a new Declaration of Independence.

Further adding to the alarm, 70% of those incarcerated in the US are non-whites, with especially appalling numbers for black males.  One in every nine African-American males is currently incarcerated.  The graph above shows just how severe the problem is.  If this were going on in another country - if one race was being so systematically incarcerated - we would call it a human rights violation. 

Even without the racial component, the US prison system offers a disturbing outlook, when compared with the rest of the world.  At no point in human history, has any nation approached the roughly 3,000,000 inmates number currently in place in the US.  Countries such as China and India, with nearly four times out general population, manage to maintain order without locking up as many people as we do. 

Something is wrong with this picture, and
significant reform is needed.  In the meantime, I continue to defend one client at a time from an overreaching system in this self-described "land of the free."

IMPORTANT LINKS:
LA Sheriff's Inmate Locator 
Los Angeles Superior Court  
Los Angeles Police Department
Los Angeles Felony Bail Schedule
Los Angeles Misdemeanor Bail Schedule

Nicholas M. Loncar, Esq.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney
t. 818-646-8788 | f: 818-646-8772
MOBILE: 323-803-4352
www.iDefendLosAngeles.com
Nicholas.Loncar@iDefendLosAngeles.com
12198 Ventura Blvd | Suite 207
Studio City, CA | 91604

By Nicholas Loncar

 


Comments




Leave a Reply

      CONTACT AN ATTORNEY NOW

    "Mr. Loncar has a great reputation in the legal community. I highly endorse his service to anyone in need of legal help."
    -Attorney Andrew Leone


    HOME
    ATTORNEY PROFILE | 
    PRACTICE AREAS
     | 
    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

    BLOG

    CONTACT

    PASSION AND PERSONAL SERVICE

    The Law Offices of
    Nicholas Loncar, located on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, provide tenacious, passionate and affordable criminal defense to clients throughout Southern California.  If you're facing criminal charges or are under investigation, contact our office today for a free consultation.

    LA Attorney Nicholas Loncar
    is deeply committed to criminal defense and
    fights hard for his clients
    in every case.
    Law Offices of Nicholas Loncar
    12198 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604
    Phone: 818-646-8788 URL of Map