Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison? / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Full Surface Publishing
African-American males are being imprisoned at an alarming and unprecedented rate. Out of the more than 11 million black adult males in the U.S. population, nearly 1.5 million are in prisons and jails with another 3.5 million more on probation or parole or who have previously been on probation or parole. Black males make up the majority of the total prison population, and due to either present or past incarceration is the most socially disenfranchised group of American citizens in the country today. This book, which was penned by Boothe while he was still incarcerated, details the author's personal story of a negligent upbringing in an impoverished community, his subsequent engagement in criminal activity (drug dealing), his incarceration, and his release from prison and experiencing of the crippling social disenfranchisement that comes with being an ex-felon. The author then relates his personal experiences and realizations to the seminal problems within the African-American community, federal government, and criminal justice system that cause his own experiences to be the same experiences of millions of other young black men. This book focuses on the totality of how and why the U.S. prison system became the largest prison system in the world, and is filled with relevant statistical and historical references and controversial facts and quotes from notable persons and sources.
|Publisher:||Full Surface Publishing|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
Demico Boothe has been contacted and interviewed by many media outlets, including CNN, The Foxxhole w/Jamie Foxx (Hollywood, CA), The Commercial Appeal Newspaper (Memphis, TN), The Michael Baisden Show, Playboy Magazine, Al Jazeera The Americas, The Final Call, Upfront News w/Tony Cox, The Daily News Newspaper, The Portland Skanner, The Black Author's Network, The Sankofa Society, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine (Fairfax, VA), KPFA 91.4 Radio (Berkeley, CA), KBOO Radio (Portland, OR), 90.3 FM WHCR (New York, NY), The Thaddeus Matthews Show, Black Liberation Radio (WBLR.com), Pacific Radio (KPFT.org, Houston, TX), WVOX 1460 AM (New Rochelle, NY), The Rev. and Reggie Show, WUVS-LP 103.7 FM The Beat (Muskegon, MI), Internet Talk Radio, Real Talk w/Brother Neal, African World Books Radio (Baltimore, MD), Tree of Life Harlem Bookstore Internet Radio (Atlanta, GA), Conversations with Cogee, KLAV (Las Vegas), KJCB AM 770 Louisiana, The Village Report w/Eric Croomes, WLOK Radio (Memphis, TN), etc.