Dixie Justice: The roots and legacy of the South’s incarceration boom

http://www.southernstudies.org/2015/03/dixie-justice-the-roots-and-legacy-of-the-souths-i.html

Looming over today’s mass incarceration boom are the shadows of slavery and of the brutal and profitable convict lease system that arose after slavery’s end. Image: Wikipedia) ” itemprop=”image” src=”http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/USIncarcerationGrowth.png?1427401001” /> The dramatic national rise in jail and prison inmates over the last three decades was largely driven by Southern states, where incarceration has a unique racial, social and economic history. (Graph: Wikipedia) Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: <p>The dramatic national rise in jail and prison inmates over the last three decades was largely driven by Southern states, where incarceration has a unique racial, social and economic history. (Graph: <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_incarceration_rate“>Wikipedia</a>)</p> read more

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