Prison System


minority groups are differentially imprisoned in our country. Think about facts outside of facts presented in the video) about differential incarceration.

Here are some questions that you may want to ask yourself:
What facts or statistics discussed in this video stood out to you the most?
How do these factors illustrate systemic racism?
Can “primary prevention” be used to address justice system issues
Could rehabilitation services and restorative justice (as opposed to solely retribution and punishment) offer a better solution to help decrease recidivism rates. If so, how?

Regarding the youtube video: It is about racial inequity in the criminal justice system. It will focus on our prison system. Overall, fewer than 1 in 100 Americans are in jail. However, among the population of young black men, the ratio is closer to 1 out of 4. A young black man is more likely to be imprisoned than to get married or go to college. In the following video, Professor Daniel D’Amico argues that while the causes of this trend are complicated and multicausal, perhaps part of the blame should be placed on the U.S. criminal justice system.