November 20, 2019
⟶ Updated 22 Oct 2018 ⟶
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Prison Population in the USA is up to 1.4 Million
USA has 670 inmates per every 100,000 people
Prisons populations: 38% African American 20% Hispanic 7% Female
Clinton signs Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Allows for harsher convictions of crimes.
Attack on the World Trade center. Passes the Patriot Act. Allows for more and more surveilance and intrusion.
1986 Drug Abuse Act. Creates a minimum 5 year sentence for possession of crack cocaine/cocaine.
Reagan commits to a new war on drugs.
Michelle Alexander publishes the New Jim Crow
1985-1992 "Heyday of the war on drugs" Gottschalk p. 128
1990s onward: Period of longer and longer prison sentences.
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