The Pros And Cons Of Mass Incarceration

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Have cotton fields been replaced with prisons; mass incarceration is an ambiguous problem minority’s faces today. Over the past decades, the United States has incarcerated over millions of people and minorities make up nearly half of the total. More importantly making the United Stated the highest country with incarceration rates. In 2013, the state of Georgia had 2.6 million people with criminal records; 4.3 percent of the populations were Hispanics, 33 percent were Caucasians and 61 percent of them were African-Americans. Furthermore, making the state the fifth highest prison population in the nation. Minorities are being convicted of minor offense crimes but are facing felony sentencing. Incarcerations related to non-drug crimes have remained steady over many decades; but the war on drugs continued to grow more prisoners over the past years attacking crime suppression in poor, minority areas. I am reaching out to all Georgia residence of all races and ages to help stop the oppression of minority’s on mass incarceration. People in our communities must come together and provision change that needs to be made in our criminal justice system and within our communities. Reforming the three strike law will help stop life sentencing for misdemeanor crimes. Also improving school system in our neighborhoods will help teens stay out of …show more content…
According to NPR, in 2013 high schools in Georgia had a dropout rate of 8.7 percent, which was higher than the national average that was 6.8 percent. Without education there is not much room for growth and breaking the cycle on minorities. Public school systems need to higher teachers who are trained specifically to the certain types of students that they are teaching, so that they want their students to succeed and achieve bigger goals for

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