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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Private Prisons Are Packed With Black Inmates - Study

prison behind_barsA new study by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young Black men and women.

The concept of racial disparities behind bars is not exactly a new one. Study after report after working group has found a version of the same conclusion. The Sentencing Project estimates 1 in 3 Black men will spend time behind bars during their lifetime, compared with 1 in 6 Latino men and 1 in 17 White men. Arrest rates for marijuana possession are four times as high for Black Americans as for White. Black men spend an average of 20 percent longer behind bars in federal prisons than their White peers for the same crimes.  - Study

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