They have a harder time adapting to a setting that they once lived at because

They have a harder time adapting to a setting that

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They have a harder time adapting to a setting that they once lived at because they are not allowed the same benefits and opportunities as everyone else in the community. In the article “The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Communities of Color” by Robert Crutchfield and Gregory Weeks they talk on the issue of the division between two races the whites and the blacks as well as major effects that are a result of incarceration. Crutchfield states “ Among the former, some of the more onerous consequences are the legal denial of some social benefits—public housing access, welfare benefits, some college loans and grants, the right to vote, the right to live or work in certain places (school zones for some offenders), and requirements to register with local authorities” This shows that minorities do not have access to things such as loans and being able to live in a specific area because of their criminal past. This particular effect negatively impacts the life they live after incarceration and can be stressful because if they need help with something they won’t be able to get that help from a particular support system. Mass incarceration on minorities, specifically hispanics and blacks has negatively impacted their life in society. Due to their criminal record they are not able to get the same opportunities, benefits, and chances that a regular person is able to get. People of color are missing out on things that could ultimately help their life get in the right direction as well as keeping them on a
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Ali 5 track for success for their future. They are denied legal benefits, employment opportunities, and access to live/work in a specific area/place. Without access to some of these things their life can take another downfall and put them in a risky situation which will put them back in the same place that they had got out of… jail
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Ali 6 Family Is Effected A primary reason that shows how mass incarceration negatively impacts minorities is the way it affects family and close friends who are involved in this person’s life. As a person who is incarcerated is serving their time it takes a toll on the loved ones in their life. This includes a mother, father, brother, sister,wife, daughter, son, niece or nephew, etc. Often times when someone is serving time in jail they are the ones who were needed to support the family. Whether the support was financial support, physical support, or mental support the bottom line is they’re needed and since they are away and cannot support their loved ones the way they would like it causes stress and tension for them and their family. Incarceration mainly takes a toll on those who are children of an incarcerated parent. According to the article “Incarceration and Social Inequality” it states “ In addition to the forced separation of incarceration, the post-release effects on economic opportunities leave formerly incarcerated parents less equipped to provide financially for their children. New research also shows that the children of incarcerated parents, particularly the boys, are at greater risk of developmental delays and behavioral problems”(Western & Pettit). This tells us that boys that are children of a
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