Racism In The Inarceration System

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America’s incarceration system has proven to lack and fail in positive rehabilitation treatments for prisoners. The system has encouraged negative and deep culture shocks of learning such as drug usage, violence, and other forms of harsh crimes. Those who go in for petty crimes end up coming out to commit harsher crimes. It’s no wonder why 1 in 100 american adults are held in a prison system. This system creates more dangerous individuals as well as increased our nation to housing the greatest number of prisoners in the country. The race system especially has been created unjustly with those of Hispanic and African American decent. Wilbert Rideau explains the true struggles and negative learning aspects of staying in prison facilities held …show more content…
It proved that in a hundred thousand inmates, three hundred and eighty were White, nine hundred and sixty-six were Hispanic, and two thousand two hundred and seven were found to be Black. This statistic shows us that the system has turned a blind eye on black citizens’ rights. The system we have has become so racially biased that even when the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Correctional Population in the United States tested the ages of each ethnicity of a 100.000 incarcerated they still found a flawed system of biased incarcerations. Whether you were between the ages of twenty-five years to twenty-nine years old; or in the older generations it was surveyed that Blacks and Hispanics took up more of our prison systems than Whites in …show more content…
With that track record on their resume it becomes a struggle to find any stable income. No one wants to hire a criminal regardless of the type of crime, once found that they did time it becomes a race to find some place to make anything. This type of problem is another reason many criminals begin robbing. As Rideau put it, “You feel you have no money and robbing people is a way to solve that.” Before prison he attended many high paying jobs, yet after he got out the best he could do was McDonalds. People rather judge you from where you’ve been then what you can become. Besides the time you do in prisons, other factors also make it hard to see the positive aspects of our prison systems. The fact that we have to now educate children on what jail is through television shows like Sesame Street is baffling. Our nation has increased its prison systems population so much that a child now must learn what jail is the same way they learn their numbers and colors. Teaching young generations this information isn’t the only thing we do on television regarding the prison system. We also love to make fun of the harsh situations that follow while

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