Tuesday, June 2, 2015

40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million people are in our nation’s jails and prisons and another 4.5 million people are on probation or parole in the US, totaling 6.8 million people, one of every 35 adults.  We are far and away the world leader in putting our own people in jail.  Most of the people inside are poor and Black. 

Here are 40 reasons why

​ - and there are more​.

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