Post Profile

why do some states have higher mass incarceration than others? comment on pamela oliver’s blog

Over at Race, Politics, and Justice, Pamela Oliver asks why her home state of Wisconsin has such high rates of Black imprisonment: Wisconsin has stayed at the top of the pile in Black incarceration even though its Black incarceration rate has been declining. How can this be? The answer is that all the other states […]
read more


Related Posts

How high incarceration rates cost states and shatter communities

News : The Rundown News Blog

America’s historically high rate of incarceration is increasingly questioned by some state leaders, justice officials and experts. And it’s back in focus this week thanks to two major reports looking at these questions. Tomorrow, th...

Poetic Justice Builds on the Dignity of Women in a Tulsa Jail

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog

Oklahoma imprisons women at double the national rate. About 80 percent of them are locked up for nonviolent offenses. We don't just incarcerate a higher percentage of women than any other state. We're number one in the entire countr...

How One Milwaukee Zip Code Explains America’s Mass Incarceration Problem

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

America incarcerates prisoners at a higher rate than any other country, and they are disproportionately black men. There's no better place to see the trend than Milwaukee, where mass imprisonment has devastated communities. The post...

did bill clinton accelerate black mass incarceration? yes, but he did put a bunch of white people in prison to even it out

Academics / Sociology :

Pam Oliver has a fascinating post that empirically investigates incarceration trends during Clinton 1 era (1993-2001). It’s an impressive post. Professor Oliver pulls up a lot of data on overall incarceration rates and breaks it dow...

Your State Probably Has A Higher Incarceration Rate Than Most Countries

News : Huffington Post

Many U.S. states have incarceration rates that top any major country’s. Even Massachusetts, the state with the lowest incarceration rate, outranks 161 countries with the number of people it imprisons, according to the Prison Policy ...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC