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Friday, August 28, 2015

NEWS FLASH! WHEELS ARE ROUND AND PRISONS ARE FULL OF POOR PEOPLE

Prisons of Poverty:   

Uncovering the pre - incarceration incomes of the imprisoned



The findings [of this report] are as predictable as they are disturbing. The American prison system is bursting at the seams with people who have been shut out of the economy and who had neither a quality education nor access to good jobs. We found that, in 2014 dollars, incarcerated people had a median annual income of $19,185 prior to their incarceration, which is 41% less than non-incarcerated people of similar ages.


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