Mass Incarceration

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The Treatment Industrial Complex

“The Treatment Industrial Complex: How For-Profit Prison Corporations are Undermining Efforts to Treat and Rehabilitate Prisoners for Corporate Gain,” highlights the expansion of the incarceration industry away from warehousing people and into areas that traditionally were focused on treatment and care of individuals in the criminal justice system.

Facts about the mass incarceration of people of color in the U.S.

Angola State Prison

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Prisoners perform hard labor at the Angola State Prison in Lousiana

More than 60 percent of people in prison are people of color. Learn more about the prison system’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.

How Much Does It Cost to Keep a Criminal?

Cost of Incarceration

Cost of Incarceration

Cost of Incarceration

How Much Does It Cost to Keep a Criminal?

How Expensive is justice?

Pretty darn costly. But depending on your point of view, the costs of keeping criminals behind bars or executing them might be worth it.

http://www.creditloan.com/infographics/how-much-does-it-cost-to-keep-a-criminal/

The Caging of America

This is an interesting article on the Caging of America that we recommend:

 

New York Times Article

A Critic at Large
The Caging of America
Why do we lock up so many people?
by Adam Gopnic

January 30, 2012

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2012/01/30/120130crat_atlarge_gopnik?currentPage=all

Trayvon Martin, Mass Incarceration, and the Need for Revolution: A Presentation By Clyde Young at Revolution Books

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7:00pm

2.4 million people most of them                                

Black and Latino in prison!

Racial profiling a pipline to prison
for generations of our youth

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