Cause Of Mass Incarceration

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Equality The United States spends over $80 billion on incarceration each year according to the American Civil Liberties Union. “It is morally repugnant and a national tragedy that we have privatized prisons all over America. In my view, corporations should not be allowed to make a profit by building more jails and keeping more Americans behind bars. We have got to end the private-for-private racket in America,” states Sen. Bernie Sanders. These private prison owners become wealthier and wealthier, but to every effect has a cause. Nowadays the cause of mass incarceration begins from the police. The police main goals should be to prevent problems, securing areas, and providing assistance. The fact is the racial disparities in prison, and the…show more content…
Those factors feel black Americans into the system disproportionately, even before a judge lays eyes on them.” In 2005 the Supreme Court gave more flexibility to judges when in sentencing the accusers, which then resulted to mass incarceration. On this prison reform was then clarify on 2007 stating judges had to calculate the sentencing according to their guidelines but they had the choice to follow or not. Whites and minorities would commit the same crime but in a mysterious way whites for the most part would get shorter sentences in prison or jail. The answer is simple the judges exercise their discretion to not follow guidelines and gave longer sentences to people of…show more content…
“In 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery, but there was a loophole. Prisoners were exempt. Since the passage of the amendment, prisons and businesses have been forcing inmates to work for slave wages, or sometimes no wages,” according to Madonna Gauding. Now companies are making a fortune due to they are saving on the labor costs. These capitalist are highly content how much money they are bringing to their companies. The United States lets corporations paid the inmates as low as twenty-five cents an hour. Beginning with BP the oil company used African Americans to clean up oils spills. One of the known fast food restaurants McDonald’s uses the inmates for plastic cutlery and specially to sew their uniforms. AT&T pays them $2 dollars a day to be telephone operators. The list goes on, those are just examples on how they use these “overcrowded” prisons and turn it into money. In result mass incarcerations was good for their
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