States of Women’s Incarceration: The Global Context

By Aleks Kajstura and Russ Immarigeon Introduction We already know that when it comes to incarceration, the United States is truly exceptional. As we have reported previously, the United States incarcerates 716 people for every 100,000 residents, more than any other country. Worldwide, and within the U.S., the vast majority of those incarcerated are men. As a result, […]

Police have killed twice as many Americans since 9/11 than ISIS and al-Qaida combined

  By Frank Vyan Walton     Ever since Donald Trump decided to reignite the issue that was originally started when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick choose not to stand during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, we’ve been told that millions of Americans are disgusted by his and others’ “disrespect” for the […]

It’s a ‘Genocide Project’: New Study Reveals Shocking Statistics On Black People Murdered In Brazil

by Tanasia KenneyAn overwhelming majority of murder victims in Brazil are of African descent, statistics showed. (Photo by Fabio Teixeira /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)   The killings of African descendants in Brazil has gotten so bad that a researcher has dubbed the South American nation a “genocide project” of Black people. A recent study by the Institute for Applied Economic […]

How much do incarcerated people earn in each state?

  by Wendy Sawyer How much do incarcerated people earn? In 2003’s The Prison Index, we included wages reported by an obscure publication in 2001. Those numbers remain among the most searched-for and cited statistics we have published, although they are now almost twenty years old. Prison wages come up again and again in the […]

Starve the beast

By TIM YOUNG Plantation toil, penitentiary moil, where slavery ends The Prison Industrial Complex begins Check your history 1863 to the 21st century Wanton misery, no mystery, Statistics quite frightening Fraught with disparity… African Americans constitute 12 percent of the nation 50 percent of the prison population. That’s mass incarceration Modern day enslavement Casting a […]

5 factz exposing the media’z liez about police shootingz

James Woods | September 7, 2015 #2. Bartending is far more dangerous than being a police officer. Despite what the media would have you believe, 2015 is actually the safest year for police officers in 20 years. Meanwhile, police killings of citizens are at a 40-year high. While citizens and social justice groups seeking to […]

8 Statz that Reveal Just How Badly the Police State Hurtz Black Women

If Sandra Bland were white, there’s a good chance she still would be with us. By Terrell Jermaine Starr The outrageous shooting death of Sam Dubose by a Cincinnati cop is grabbing the headlines, but nearly two weeks after Sandra Bland died in a Texas jail after being stopped and brutally arrested for a minor […]

Young Male incarceration Rate 2010

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