Effects Of Mass Incarceration

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War on drugs, a campaign for the prohibition of drugs using military aid and military intervention gave birth to mass incarceration. Unfortunately, the consequences of this campaign targeted minorities and people of color, who are in disadvantage. Mass incarceration promotes devastating effects in society, such as racial inequality and poverty. Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar is the author of “The New Jim Crow” Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.This book purposed to educate people about of mass incarceration that originated due to the war on the drug's movement, as well as to point out the racist system. Michelle Alexander asserts: As we all shall see, there is a certain pattern
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