Day 13

Over 65 million American adults have a criminal record – 1 out of every 4 Americans. Day 13 http://wp.me/p4ojEU-eO via @40DaysinOrange

40 Days in Orange

“Today a criminal freed from prison has scarcely more rights, and arguably less respect, than a freed slave or a black person living ‘free’ in Mississippi at the height of Jim Crow.”  Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness, p. 141.

Today, over 65 million American adults have a criminal record.  That’s 1 of every 4 American adults.  *see NELP, 65 Million Need Not Apply

While people of color make up about 30 percent of the United States’ population, they account for 60 percent of those imprisoned… The incarceration rates disproportionately impact men of color: 1 in every 15 African American men and 1 in every 36 Hispanic men are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men. *see Center for American Progress, The Top 10 Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States

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