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
Male 93% 1
Black 33% 1Black 38% 4Hispanic 19% 1Hispanic 21% 4
Sentenced for non-violent crimes 50% 1
Not completed high school 41% 2
Earning less than $1,000 per month 59% 3
Under influence of drugs at time of crime 62% 3
Unemployed 29% 3Not employed full time 43% 3
1 all prison inmates, 20082 all correctional inmates, 19973 jail inmates, 20024 state prison inmates, 2008
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics
State Prisoners 38% (2008)State Prisoners *37% (2008) State Prisoners **27% (2008)
Jail Inmates 39% (2008)
Probationers 29% (2008)
Death Row Inmates 42% (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.