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Mass Incarceration: Systemic Bias

Posted by T. Resnikoff // May 14th 2014 // Issues and Trends // no comments

There are Reasons Some People Won’t Get a Break

Mass_Incarceration_Business_is_GoodMass Incarceration is an aspect of the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC), in which the goal of incarceration has moved from rehabilitation (penology) to punishment, and financial consequences – negative for those arrested or imprisoned and, funded by taxpayers, beneficial to private interests – are a systemic objective.

The PIC is considered to have begun in 1973 with the signing of the “Rockefeller Drug Laws“, and has broadened over the past 20 years to take advantage of immigration policy in the United States.

What is the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) doing to end Mass Incarceration?

Learn more about the effects of Mass Incarceration –

This video does not reflect the racism but explains the public policy failure of Mass Incarceration:

Whereas this image reveals the racial component of mass incarceration:











This article reports the racial component of Mass Incarceration:














And this image reveals the lasting effect of mass incarceration:











(Images from the Prison Culture blog)

From PBS Frontline read how Mass Incarceration fails at crime reduction:














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Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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