Thank you, Mr. Kiriakou for speaking out on this subject.
The cruelty within the U.S. Prison-Industrial Complex (a New Plantation System) goes beyond what a normal person's moral understanding can conceive.
The fact that 90% of cases get pleaded out resulting in innocent persons serving major prison terms is its own massive INJUSTICE.
Apart from the type of inherent sadism that would cause some to be drawn to jobs within prisons (where they hold absolute, near unaccountable power over others), there is also the power of Lobbyists.
Through their legalized bribes to would-be politicians and "law" makers, prisons are built that NEED bodies. Without criminalizing things that should not call for jail or prison time, there would not be enough bodies to make these cruel operations profitable.
A nation under Mars Rules can not help but show its brutality in every way imaginable... and then some!