They may not be locked up physically but their mind

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They may not be locked up physically but their mind is. They still feel all the pain they have endured from being in prison and that is something these people have to live with for the rest of their life. Both Gonnerman and Brown & Patterson’s articles inform/tell the story of incarceration on minorities and the damage it has done. This is the sad truth of it. No matter how much a person who has personally gone through it tries to be a better person and change they will never forget about what they went through being in such a place like prison. It can change a person completely. Their life, mindset, and attitude is all things that have been affected and as a result they have to suffer with horrible memories from living a life behind bars. Just when a person starts to think that their life is heading in a right direction they get reminded of how much they
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Ali 11 seen and went through and see that they are scarred for life.
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Ali 12 Counter Argument: Mass Incarceration has Gotten Better Over Time There are other opposing viewpoints that exist on the issue of mass incarceration. Some might argue that mass incarceration has gotten better over the years and that minorities have been given more chances/opportunities to beat the odds and change the cycle for not only themselves but their families as well. Ever since slavery was around blacks have always got the short end of the stick. They have been mistreated and punished unfairly. In more recent years there has been a major change in the number of minorities who are getting incarcerated as well as a major change in their everyday life. These changes has had an impact on many communities around the United States. Keith Humphreys is Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and is an affiliated faculty member at Stanford Law School and the Stanford Neurosciences Institute. In his study of mass incarceration over the past couple of years he has seen that a result of incarceration rates going down many positive effects have been coming out of it. Blacks are gaining from the incarceration rate decreasing because they will finally have a complete family that will bring security within each family member as well as black communities being in good shape. He states Black families and communities are likely to become healthier because fewer people will be exposed to the physical and emotional strains of incarceration.” (Humphrey,2018). With this being said a positive outcome that results from a decrease in mass incarceration is a fit community for minorities because families are no longer broken. In another article titled “A Mass Incarceration Mystery” it states “Those decreases benefit the most incarcerated group: African Americans. Crime rates have been on the decline since just after 1990, as have arrests. Given that both measures disproportionately affect the black community, one theory goes, the overall drop should shrink the racial gap in incarceration, too.”
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Ali 13 Since the arrest rates have gone down drastically this should be a reason for the racial inequality between the blacks and the whites to go down as well. The drop in arrest rates should conclude
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  • Fall '19
  • White people, Kareena Ali

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