A Great Injustice: Exploring American Incarceration

America has 4.4% of the global population, but over 22% of the prison population.

There are many ways to get caught up in the gears of American justice, but the easiest is to be poor, black, mentally ill, or any combination thereof. We live in a society of vast and accelerating inequality and little to no social services. For many people born on the wrong end of the American dream, the brush with the law, the arrest, and the inevitable charges start a process they may never escape.

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