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Mass Incarceration Teach In With Concord Baptist

  • From 1980 to 2008, the number of people incarcerated in America quadrupled-from roughly 500,000 to 2.3 million people

 

  • Today, the US is 5% of the World population and has 25% of world prisoners

 

  • African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites

 

  • 5 times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites.

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