Unmistakable Proof That Something’s Wrong With Our Justice System


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Unmistakable Proof That Something’s Wrong With Our Justice System

Megan Kelley           Megan Kelley        

It’s well-known that the U.S. has a high incarceration rate, but this graphic representation is still rather shocking. I mean really, check out that huge spike beginning in the 1970s (which is largely due to the War on Drugs). Pretty crazy, don’t ya think?

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The info above is shocking on its own, but it would be a huge omission on my part if I failed to mention the role that race plays in U.S. incarceration. Did you know that in the U.S., 1 in 13 black adults have had a felony conviction, but that number for all races is only 1 in 40? For more info on race and prison, head on over to…

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