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UN Expert: US Authorities ‘Punish And Imprison’ The Poor

“Its citizens lives shorter and sicker lives compared to those living in all other rich democracies,” said Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty. by TeleSur / Global A United Nations human rights investigator has criticized the United States for failing to alleviate poverty among its citizens, saying that U.S. authorities are “punishing and imprisoning the poor.” […]