In 1995, a grant offered monetary rewards to US prisons that successfully increased their populations. This, and other such measures, has led to an epidemic that substantially increases the number of people incarcerated in America. We report on mass incarceration issues.

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American Rappers Employ Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness for Incarceration Injustices (Part 2)

2 part series: Black entertainers, such as Hip Hop rappers and movie producers, have resorted to using their crafts to harp on justice equality and prison reform across the United States. They relate to the Black community and other minority groups. Click Here to Read Part 1 Several of these Hip Hop artists have been sentenced […]

J. Cole visited San Quentin State Prison to discuss mass incarceration, which he addresses in his album 4 Your Eyez Only.
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Rappers Use Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness of Black Selective Justice

2-Part Series: African Americans are the underdog targets of selective justice in the United States. Some Hip Hop artists work hard to advocate for change. Blacks in America are generally at a disadvantage and expected to lose. They are the targets of selective justice. So, it’s not surprising that People of Color dominate the jails and […]

Reverend Al Sharpton & His National Action Network are on Meek Mill's Side.
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Reverend Al Sharpton Promises to Meet Rapper Meek Mill in Prison Today

Human rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton promised to visit Hip Hop star Meek Mill to bring attention to mass incarceration. His prison visit is scheduled for today. The former adviser to President Barack Obama will meet with Mill today, November 27. Sharpton says he is hopeful his visit will serve to draw attention to Mill’s […]

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Prison Moms Dread Thanksgiving While Missing Nonviolent Drug Offender Children (Video)

This wasn’t the best of Thanksgiving feasts for families who have loved ones behind bars. For these prison moms, looking at empty seats made it that much more dreadful. A New Path: Program for Prison Mothers The feasting tables were empty and chairs upturned since persons that would have filled them remain incarcerated. Several groups […]

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USSC Report: African Americans Have Highest Incarceration Rates in US

The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) has released its fifth statistical data on prison incarceration rates in the country. Once again, African Americans have the highest incarceration rates among all races, the report shows. The study gathers national data on sentencing for offenders between October 2011 and October 2016. The independent agency started with the […]

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Why Should We Care about Meek Mill Prison Woes?

The recent sentencing of Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill to two to four years imprisonment has opened up a lot of debates. Judge Genece Brinkley handed Mill the sentencing for various parole violations – but this is adjudged one sentencing too many. Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets to stage demonstrations asking for Mill’s […]

Hundreds showed up to protect at the #FreeMeekMill rally, including some high profile celebrities, activists, supporters and fans.
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Hundreds of Supporters Sing Meek Mill Song ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ At Rally

After a judgement of 2-4 years in prison for rapper Meek Mill, hundreds of high profile activists, celebrities and supporters took to streets to protest, singing Dreams and Nightmares. Dreams and Nightmares: Meek Mill Seems to Be Living His Own Version Mill’s fans and music colleagues held a rally to show him support by singing Dreams and […]

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Project Fifty-Fifty Tackles High Rate of African Americans in Correctional Facilities

Ever heard about Fifty-Fifty? The alarming numbers of African Americans in correctional facilities across the US is worrisome. Many advocacy groups have been tackling this problem for several decades. Project Fifty-Fifty is the latest group working to reduce the numbers of blacks from mass incarceration across the country. The group met at the Metro Detroit […]

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Mentally Ill, Female Inmates Facing the Worst of the Post-Harvey Justice-System Delays

Female inmates have it bad, but for one woman in the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, the three month wait she had already undergone for pleading guilty to the felony charge of stealing a couple cases of beer was made longer due to Hurricane Harvey. When floodwaters soaked the facility and courthouse, everything was shut […]

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Nine-Point Resolution Seeks Help for Children of Incarcerated Parents in Nebraska Prisons

The Department of Corrections state that there are nearly 9,000 inmates in state prisons in Nebraska, and that almost two-third of these inmates account have children of incarcerated parents. This revelation underscores the fact that innocent children are the real victims when parents get incarcerated in local jails or state/federal prisons. This report encouraged Sen. […]