Corrections Cont. Dr. Matt Robinson CJ 3532 “Injustice in America” Appalachian State University. Pains of Imprisonment. Prison is NOT a nice place See myths of prisons (pp. 284-289) Losses are enormous! Inmates suffer through “pains of imprisonment”. Pains of Imprisonment.
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Dr. Matt Robinson
“Injustice in America”
Appalachian State University
Black33% 1Black38% 4Hispanic19% 1Hispanic21% 4
Sentenced for non-violent crimes50% 1
Not completed high school41% 2
Earning less than $1,000 per month59% 3
Under influence of drugs at time of crime62% 3
Unemployed29% 3Not employed full time43% 3
1 all prison inmates, 20082 all correctional inmates, 19973 jail inmates, 20024 state prison inmates, 2008
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics
State Prisoners38% (2008)State Prisoners *37% (2008) State Prisoners **27% (2008)
Jail Inmates39% (2008)
Death Row Inmates42% (January 2009)
* Black males** Black males, ages 18-39
Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (2006). Prisoners in 2005.