Reagan unleashed two decades of global prosperity.<quoted text>
The explosion of the prison population was induced by the war on drugs, inaugurated by your right wing hero, Ronald Reagan.
The "War on Poverty"--which Dr. King rightly described as a skirmish---didn't cause the explosion of incarceration. In fact, poverty dropped by about 50%. I don't know whether Johnson's war on poverty---which was a skirmish compared to his criminal war in Vietnam--was primarily the cause of the drop in poverty at that time. But it did not increase poverty, and definitely did not explosively grow the prison population.
The Right wing war on drugs combined with judicial and police racism is responsible for the racist prison industrial complex.
For the crimes these reactionaries have committed against the Black community they should be subject to a Nuremburg type trial. And maybe you right wing apologists should be made to account for yourselves as well.
Death to plutocracy and racism. Death to social reaction.
Liberals don't care about the poor.
If they did, they'd stop making more.