Criminal Justice Fact Sheet Analysis

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“A good first step forward is to start treating prisoners as a human being, not profiting from their incarceration.” ( Bernie Sanders). The prison system is only thinking about money because they don't care the effect it has in people's life when they are sentenced unfairly. The U.S Prison system is unfair, and two of the most important aspects to understand about it are the war on drugs and racism. One important aspect of the U.S Prison system is the war on drugs and how they go to jail for an unreasonable amount of time for having a small amount of drugs on them and when they have to go to prison it affects the prisoner's family. In “criminal justice fact sheet (NAACP), the author states that in 2009 nearly 1.7 million people were arrested in the U.S non-violent drug charges- more than half of these arrests were for marijuana possession alone. Less than 20% was for the sale or manufacture of a drug. This is critical to understand because police officers spend so much time trying to arrest people with drugs because it's easy for them. The more arrest the more they get paid. They could be…show more content…
It plays a big role in everything. The reason most people get arrested is because of racial profiling. In “Criminal Justice fact sheet” (NAACP), The author states that African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites together, African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately a quarter of the U.S. population. The reason this is important because it proves that they are still racist people in this world and I don't think that's ever going to change. I really feel like white people are the ones who do really bad crimes and end up getting off easy. In conclusion, racism is never going to end and people going to keep going to jail for a long time just because they are African- American or
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