The Prison Reform Movement By George Zimmerman

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The Prison Reform Movement was triggered by George Zimmerman not found guilty, which led to public outrage. The minorities make up most of the prisons. “According to the Sentencing Project, which promotes sentencing reform and alternatives to incarceration, the likelihood that a white man will spend time in prison in his lifetime is one in seventeen; for Latino men, the likelihood is one in six, and for black men, it is one in three”(When we fight we win 56). People do not know that the prison system is a way to keep minorities locked away. They do not know that a black or latino person are most likely to be in prison than a white person. The power holders have done a good job on hiding it but it is time to reveal it. A trigger event is when a shocking incident occurs which increased public support and inspired activism.…show more content…
The article, Trayvon Martin protests being held in more than 100 US cities, states, “Demonstrators are set to gather outside federal court buildings and police headquarters in more than 100 cities, to call on the Department of Justice to file a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, the man who was found not guilty of second-degree murder of the 17-year-old.” The fact that Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, was not plead guilty caused the people to get angry. Zimmerman killed an innocent 17 year old because he had his hood on and that looked

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