The U. S. prison system contributes to the deterioration of our urban communities. The manner in which our criminal justice system treats minority citizens sets them, their families and their neighborhoods on a downward spiral into deep personal and social decline. The prison systems appears to be designed to make sure the majority of those involved return to prison again and again.
Listen to Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, describe the awful reality that we confront every day. Things need to change.