Prisons in the United States Jason M.
A-BlockImagine a lineup of every single African American baby born after 2013 in the United States. They’re being super cute, crawling around just having a good time. Now imagine every third baby in that lineup crawls into a cage and gets locked in there for five years. That is the essence of the United State’s prison system. In August, 2013 a report was released to the United Nations by the Sentencing Project saying that, “one out of every three black males born today can expect to go to jail at some point during their lives.” (1Report of The Sentencing Project to the United Nations Human Rights Committee). This is frightening information. Even more frightening is the fact that this rate is only projected to go up.