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African American Incarceration Rates

With Marijuana Legal, New Criminal Class Needed

Daryl Rowland | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Market research shows that the largest growth sector for illegal behavior is in corporate management. Prison owners hope to tap into that fertile market by appealing to local municipalities to get white collar criminals into the system early, where they can become lifelong customers.

Fatherhood Within Reach for Formerly Homeless Men

Harriet McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

How do we encourage men to be true fathers to their children, especially in minority communities where poverty is most extreme, where hopelessness often trumps possibilities?

WATCH: Would Putting Me in Prison Serve the Common Good?

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Mass incarceration in our country is a problem, one that too often serves to line the pockets of for-profit prisons while tearing families apart and targeting people of color disproportionately.

The New Jim Crow: How the War on Drugs Gave Birth to a Permanent American Undercaste

Michelle Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Alexander

Crime rates do not explain the sudden and dramatic mass incarceration of African Americans during the past 30 years. And the vast majority of that increase is due to the War on Drugs.