Mass incarceration, perhaps the greatest social crisis in modern American history, is without parallel on a global scale.
Great piece by Matt Ford on how the U.S. ranks internationally on our rates of incarceration, and reminding us that “For the general public, mass incarceration is like the wind: You can’t see it, but you can feel it as you hear the leaves rustle. A crucial first step is to denormalize it. This is not the way it has always been—and this is not the way it has to be.”
Hooooly shit I just got the most condescending email from LeParcel’s support. A week after I canceled my account and still sent them the photos they requested of the messed up order. They told me I got an order for free (I didn’t, that was 90% of the problem) and that my account had been canceled, like I hadn’t done it myself in an earlier fit of rage.
ETA: To sum up the issue there were changes made to my subscription (not by me) that resulted in them sending me twice what I subscribed for, and charging me for the double order (two weeks after I’d gotten my last package - they’re supposed to be a month apart.) I ended up paying for three months of what I’d signed up for in the course of two weeks. The best reason I got from them as to why this happened was a “Mysterious computer software reason”. They closed out by saying “Enjoy your content. You are well stocked now.” Deep breaths.