By 2000, roughly one in 10 black men will be in prison - a statistic with major social implications because prisoners don't have jobs, pay taxes or care for their children at home. And because many states bar felons from voting, at least one in seven black men will have lost the right to vote.
"These numbers are staggering," said Laurie Levensen, a former federal prosecutor and associate dean of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. "We're incarcerating an entire generation of people." - Number of Blacks in Prison Nears 1 Million
WASHINGTON -- Black Americans comprise a greater share of prison inmates than they do in the overall population of at least 29 states, new census data show. - US NC: Census Data on Blacks in Prison
Soft on crime my black as*.