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On MLK day, one set of data to remember: Almost one in 10 young black men are behind bars.

California spends $47,102 per inmate per year.  It is a national disgrace. The mass incarceration of African-Americans  is the civil rights issue of the day. The statistics are horrific.
One in three African-American boys born in 2001 stands a lifetime risk of going to jail, according to the American Leadership Forum.
In 2007, one in every 15 black children had a parent in prison. According to Ohio State University law professor and author Michelle  Alexander, there are more African-American men in prison, on probation  or on parole in the US now than there were enslaved in 1850.
More here.

    Photograph: Ric Francis/AP

    On MLK day, one set of data to remember: Almost one in 10 young black men are behind bars.

    California spends $47,102 per inmate per year. It is a national disgrace. The mass incarceration of African-Americans is the civil rights issue of the day. The statistics are horrific.

    One in three African-American boys born in 2001 stands a lifetime risk of going to jail, according to the American Leadership Forum.

    In 2007, one in every 15 black children had a parent in prison. According to Ohio State University law professor and author Michelle Alexander, there are more African-American men in prison, on probation or on parole in the US now than there were enslaved in 1850.

    More here.

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