October 2015
Ebony;Oct2015, Vol. 70 Issue 12, p104
In the article, the author discusses issues in the U.S. prison system as of October 2015. He claims that the number of prisoners in the country increased by over fourfold since 1980, with African Americans accounting for 60% of the prisoners. Also cited are the high rate of juvenile incarceration of African American youth, as well as the comments by Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel and Brooklyn, New York Council Member Jumaane D. Williams on the issues.


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