Rania Khalek on racist mass incarceration

“The US has 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, more than any other nation. and has five percent of the world’s population. The costs fall predominately on racial minorities. African-Americans make up 13 percent of the population and 40 percent of US prisoners.”

Activists rallied outside the Justice Department in Washington DC reminding us of our propensity for mass incarceration. Reporting for Truth-out.org, Rania Khalek links the US’s incarceration rates to racial injustices throughout the system in his article.
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  1. Not only are minority groups suffering the burdon of an unfair prison system, but they are dealing with a prison system that doesn’t accomodate for social factors that contribute to incarceration rates. A system made for rehabilitation only seeking to condemn products of a disenfranchised social environment.

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