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Sociology Lecture 04_14_2008

Sociology Lecture 04_14_2008 - Our Prison Population...

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Our Prison Population: Between 1920-1975, .10 of 1% of population in prison. Between 1975-2001, this number grew to around 1% of the population. 9/10 prison inmates are male, most under the age of 40. Nearly all prisoners lack any education beyond high school and are poor. (over 30% of black men, and 10% of white men who dropout of high school will end up in prison within their lifetimes). Incarceration by Race and Gender African Americans are 7x times more likely to be in prison (10% of all black men in their twenties are in prison, and 1/3 of all black males are under the “supervision” of the criminal justice system, aka parole or probation). Women are the fastest growing prison demographic (most are poor black and Hispanic women). Prison Population Rates From 200K in 1974 to 2.1 million in 2006. The GREAT INCARCERATION BOOM: Tougher Drug Sentencing Policies, Mandatory Minimums, A Growing Prison-Industrial Complex. Why the Growth in Prison Population? (The Prison Industrial Complex) The confluence of special interests that include: o Politicians who exploit crime and our fear of crime to win votes.
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