Gendered Global Violence and the State 11_4_09

Gendered Global Violence and the State 11_4_09 - Gendered...

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Gendered Global Violence and the State Incarceration in the United States Rates of incarceration of the American population have skyrocketed - Increased more than 50% between 1990 and 2005 - Incarceration rate has increased while crime rate has decreased - Increase in prison population almost entirely explained by longer sentences and sentencing mandates and policies In 2008 – 4,777 black male inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents - 1,760 Hispanic males - 727 white males - African Americans are over six times as likely to be incarcerated as whites; Latino over twice as likely Number of mentally ill prisoners is almost five times the number of mentally ill patients in hospitals Michigan is one of 4 states spending more money on prisons than education Why would imprisonment constitute “violence?” Criminal record makes it more difficult to obtain a job after prison Ex-felons are denied the right to vote in many states Prisons have become more violent over time Former prisoners may become more violent by spending
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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