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May 29, 2004

50 Years After Brown

Earlier this month, the Sentencing Project produced a brief and discouraging report on incarceration rates for African Americans 50 years after the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Here's a link and the Sentencing Project's description:

SCHOOLS AND PRISONS: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION

Fifty years after the historic Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, a new report by The Sentencing Project finds that there are nine times as many African Americans in prison or jail as in 1954. The current figure of 884,500 dwarfs the estimated 98,000 blacks in prison or jail at the time of the Brown decision. The report attributes these developments to a punitive response to social problems along with a set of harsh criminal justice policies that have been enacted in recent decades.

May 29, 2004 at 11:18 AM | Permalink

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The report attributes these developments to a
punitive response to social problems along with
a set of harsh criminal justice policies that
have been enacted in recent decades.

Posted by: About Health Blog | Feb 17, 2011 2:50:22 AM

The current figure of 884,500 dwarfs the estimated 98,000 blacks in prison or jail at the time of the Brown decision.

Posted by: Robe de Cocktail Pas Cher | Dec 12, 2012 1:36:05 AM

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