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Minnesota exposes one troubling reason America locks up so many black people


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(Wikipedia) Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud


... The incarceration and poverty rates in Minnesota could help explain why so many African-American men end up in prison or jail.

Though Minnesota has one of America's lowest incarceration rates due to "relatively sane justice policies," it also has one of the "worst black-white incarceration ratios in the country," Coates writes, citing a 2009 paper from the University of Minnesota Law School ...




http://finance.yahoo.com/news/state-minnesota-exposes-one-troubling-201421342.html

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(Screenshot via Georgia Department of Corrections) Prison inmates in Wilcox State Prison in Abbeville, Georgia.



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I read that article. It certainly makes sense to me. Poverty and a need or desire to survive will often end up with a crime. Often times not just a need to survive but just not being able to live the way one may want could lead to it. Seeing that there is such a huge disparity between the whites and blacks there, I understand how this could be the case.
 

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I read that article. It certainly makes sense to me. Poverty and a need or desire to survive will often end up with a crime. Often times not just a need to survive but just not being able to live the way one may want could lead to it. Seeing that there is such a huge disparity between the whites and blacks there, I understand how this could be the case.
 

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