Black Men In The Age Of Mass Incarceration
Research shows black male incarceration is a serious problem that necessitates intervention by local officials and community members. Data from the Michigan Prison Policy initiative shows black men are incarcerated at nearly 6 times the rate of white men and nearly 4 times the rate of Hispanic men. Racial Inequality Lecturer & State Rep. Candidate Charles Bell will provide a brief presentation on the research pertaining to black male incarceration followed by a panel consisting of three black men from Detroit who will discuss their experiences leading to, during, and after their incarceration.
What factors leads to the incarceration of black men?
What is life like on the inside of prison?
What challenges did you experience upon your release, such as finding a job, housing, etc?
How did you overcome those challenges?
How can a better relationship with the police and community decrease incarceration rates?