Black women represent 30% of all incarcerated women in the U.S, although they represent 13% of the female population generally
Hispanic women represent 16% of incarcerated women, although they make up only 11% of all women in the U.S.
In 2010, black women were incarcerated at nearly 3 times the rate of white women (133 versus 47 per 100,000). Hispanic women were incarcerated at 1.6 times the rate of white women (77 versus 47 per 100,000).
I'm not demanding that all television everywhere be nothing but a grim reflection of the worst possible outcomes. I'm just saying that in this case, given what prisons are and how they operate in our society, it ill-suits rich, comfortable and privileged people to make money and fame by portraying them for the amusement of the comfortable classes.
"For many folks who enter the prison system, they are people who have been sent to our worst schools, they've received the worst health care, they are not well prepared for the legitimate economy, and this incredibly expensive system does nothing to address those facts. I take responsibility for my own actions,…but the idea that personal responsibility is something that will solve the problems that we are currently using prisons to try to solve is ludicrous. I mean, it's a systemic problem. It's not an issue of personal responsibility."
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