Systematic incarceration of African American males is a wrong, costly path
November 11, 2012 in Psychology & Psychiatry
“Mental health experts from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine have released the first comprehensive report on the correlation between the incarceration of African American males and substance abuse and other health problems in the United States. Published in Frontiers in Psychology on the 12th of November, the report looks at decades of data concerning the African American population rates of incarceration and subsequent health issues. The authors conclude that the moral and economic costs of current racial disparities in the judicial system are fundamentally avoidable, especially if more resources are spent on education and treatment.”
Here for full article.
This is the same issue for Hawaiians, who receive disparate treatment (despite what the AG and prosecutor say). Another shameful blot on the face of justice. See report below.
The Disparate Treatment of Native Hawaiians in the Criminal Justice System,September 2010, (Here for Executive Summary and Fact Sheets)
This report was written at the request of the Hawai‘i state legislature following the approval of House Concurrent Resolution 27, and was compiled through research by the Washington, D.C.-based Justice Policy Institute (JPI), and experts at the University of Hawai‘i and Georgetown University.
“This report includes ground-breaking, current, research and analysis, including the voices of Native Hawaiians, about the criminal justice system and the effect it has on their lives. It is with hope that decision makers will use the information to inform and develop policy and practice that will influence in building a new nation.”