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Monday, July 26, 2004

A NATION BEHIND BARS, THE NEW APARTHEID

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record 6.9 million adults were incarcerated or on probation or parole last year, nearly 131,000 more than in 2002, according to a Justice Department study. About 3.2 percent of the adult U.S. population, or 1 in 32 adults, were incarcerated or on probation or parole at the end of last year. --CNN

Apparently one in thirty two adults is a black male as well.

In Florida:
http://www.prisonpolicy.org/graphs/FL_incrates2001.shtml

In California:
http://www.prisonpolicy.org/graphs/CA_incrates2001.shtml

In Texas:
http://www.prisonpolicy.org/graphs/TX_incrates2001.shtml

The policy is clear. Keep a healthy supply of guns and drugs in the poor neighborhoods. Felons can't vote.

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