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SOCIAL INJUSTICE : BLACK AMERICAN INCARCERATION IN THE UNITED STATES

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The census from 2012 reported that there are 18.5 million black American males of all ages in the United States. The number of black males aged 16 to 40 is four million which is a socially catastrophic number of black men behind bars in the United States. There are nine hundred thousand black men aged 18-45 are incarcerated in the United States. The number of black Americans incarcerated is greater than the summed total of all people incarcerated in India, Argentina, Canada, Lebanon, Japan, German, Finland, Israel and England ....combined.

American prison population increased by 700% from 1970 to 2005 up to a total of 2.3 million incarcerated people. More than 58% of black American youth are sent to adult prisons and 1.2 million black American children had an incarcerated parent in 2013.

Capitalism is booming with the prison industry. Companies utilizing “prison labor” is inhumane exploitation of black and Hispanic prisoners who work for $0.25/hr. The companies know that there will be no strikes, no unemployment insurance to pay, no vacation time to allot, no compensation benefits to pay. If prisoners refuse to work, they are locked in isolated cells as punishment. With this great investment enterprise, jail populations grew by 2,000,000 persons in the year 2000. United States went from having 15 private prisons to 100 private prisons.

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