While many of us will never have an encounter with the justice system, for specific groups of people, the odds are extremely high right they will.
The United States leads the world in incarceration rates: Home to five percent of the world’s population yet nearly 25 percent of all prisoners
Between 1980 and 2010 there was a 220 percent increase in the prison population, due largely to mandatory minimum sentences
African Americans make up 13.3 percent of the U.S. population according to census data, but black men reportedly make up 38 percent of all prison inmates.
Black youth are more than 5x as likely to be detained or jailed compared to white youth.