A Generation Behind Bars
The Philadelphia Tribune has an important, must-read series of articles this week, gathered into a report, Life Behind Bars.
A population behind bars: According to the Philadelphia Prison System's current figures, 70 percent of the incarcerated population is Black - and growing. ....Today, Black women are seven times more likely to be imprisoned than white women.
Black youth are also being incarcerated in greater numbers.
For every 100,000 Black juveniles living in the United States, more than 750 are in custody in a juvenile facility.
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