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NOT A CRIME TO BE POOR: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY IN AMERICA

December 13, 2017 12:00 pm


In the wake of Michael Brown’s death, the Justice Department investigated the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, and found routine constitutional violations as well as a regular mistreatment of individuals because they are black, poor, or both. In the United States, nearly the same amount of Americans reside in prison as they do in public housing. While 37.9% of inmates are black, only 13.3 percent of the American population is black. And within 5 years of release, 76.6 percent of released prisoners were rearrested. In light of these findings, the relationship between poverty, race, and the criminal justice system continues to be examined

for more info: https://www.cityclub.org/events/not-a-crime-to-be-poor-the-criminalization-of-poverty-in-america





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