The Psychological Effects Of Imprisonment Has On African American Men

1272 Words Nov 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Approximately 12–13% of the American population is African-American, but they make up 35% of jail inmates, and 37% of prison inmates of the 2.2 million male inmates as of 2014. How is it that 13% of our population makes up 35% of our jail inmates. How can this minority group have such high statistics? This statistic proves how corrupt our judicial system is. The enslavement of black men is a prevalent societal issue that many seem to look over. Systematic racism is ingrained in the upbringing of the United States of America. Society has failed to ensure the safety of African-American men. The system has failed to protect and obtain justice for those who are easy targets for our judicial system. In this paper, we will evaluate the psychological effect imprisonment has on African-American men. In which areas is this issue really prevalent? At what age are victims usually targeted? Is there a racial gap in the prison system? What are the most common symptoms after imprisonment? How do they adapt to life after imprisonment? Demographics

The fourteenth amendment states that all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life,…

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