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Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison?
A Comprehensive Account of How and Why the Prison Industry Has Become a Predatory Entity in the Lives of African-American Men (Paperback)

by Demico Boothe
List Price: $14.00
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Full Surface Publishing
    Year: 2007
  • ISBN: 0979295300
 
 
 
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African-American males are being imprisoned at an alarming and unprecedented rate. Out of the 10.4 million Black adult males in the U.S. population, nearly 1.5 million are in prisons and jails with another 3.5 million more on probation or parole or who have previously been on probation or parole. Black males make up nearly 75% of the total prison population, and due to either present or past incarceration is the most socially disenfranchised group of American citizens in the country today. This book details the author's personal story of a negligent upbringing in an impoverished community, his subsequent engagement in criminal activity (drug dealing), his incarceration, and his release from prison and experiencing of the crippling social disenfranchisement that comes with being an ex-felon. The author then relates his personal experiences and realizations to the seminal problems within the African-American community, federal government, and criminal justice system that cause his own experiences.
 
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