Life in Prison
Rights Violations in Prison
There are roughly 2.3 million people in U.S. imprisoned. Approximately 23,000 people are imprisoned for a crime involving another human being. 14,700 people are in prison for poverty, 9,900 for technical violations, 4,300 for drugs, 7,300 for public order, and roughly 7,400 are imprisoned for other reasons than the ones listed. (“Mass Incarceration”).
Study shows that blacks are 2 to 11 times more likely to get arrested than whites for drugs. (Quigley). Are blacks treated more unequal than whites in prison? 80% of young African-American males today have some sort of criminal record. (Jail Education”).