Monday, September 29, 2008

Increased US Prison Population Has Profound Demographic Consequences, Disproportionately Affecting Black Males

The mammoth increase in the United States' prison population since the 1970s is having profound demographic consequences that disproportionately affect black males. "This jump in incarceration rates represents a massive intervention in American families at a time when the federal government was making claims that it was less involved in their lives," according to a University of Washington researcher who will present findings Sunday (Aug.

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