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Mass Incarceration

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James Clark

on 24 April 2017

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Transcript of Mass Incarceration

Mass Incarceration and Racial Injustice
Mass Incarceration is...
A phenomenon that refers to the current American experiment in incarceration, which is defined by comparatively and historically extreme rates of imprisonment and by the concentration of imprisonment among young, African American men living in neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage
"Letter to the Free"
Abolition of Slavery
How did we get here?
Jim Crow Segregation
The 13th Amendment
By: James M. Clark
America is home to
5% of the world's population

and

25% of the world's prisoners
Let's look at the numbers
What if we add race to the picture?
Now, let's put these two pieces together
Sources
https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2017.html?gclid=CjwKEAjw_bHHBRD4qbKukMiVgU0SJADr08ZZIJjl3oDz6GRwC7HdxPgiC6myG3csRznDZsewnJ7AuBoCDIrw_wcB
https://www.google.com/search?q=us+population&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm
https://www.hrw.org/report/2009/03/02/decades-disparity/drug-arrests-and-race-united-states#_ftn21
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-farbota/black-crime-rates-your-st_b_8078586.html
The Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2 (June 2012), pp. 347-383
https://www.aclu.org/defending-our-rights
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