Mass Incarceration Prison System Issues

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.

Fifty-FiftyThe group met at the Metro Detroit together with other stakeholders to discuss mass incarceration of black folks. According to statistics discussed at the forum,

1,745 Black Americans per 100,000 people were incarcerated in 2015. This is comparable to 820 Hispanic Americans per 100,000 and 312 incarcerated White Americans per 100,000 within the same period.


Fifty-Fifty: Black Americans Are Segregated, Racialized and Often Victimized

Thought leaders in Black American communities are afraid that blacks are subjected to the criminal justice system. That the government uses severe policing and imprisonment to deal with blacks.

And that blacks face the severity of the law and the toughness of law enforcement much more than other races in the US.

Project Fifty-Fifty understands the social disparities between African Americans and other races in the United States. The group also knows how these disparities work against Black Americans to land them in prisons. Project Fifty-Fifty is now set to education and proactive actions to reduce the number of blacks in prisons.

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Project Fifty-Fifty Will Help Black Youths to Make Better Choices

They are working on keeping blacks from engaging in things that will land them in prison as well as reduce recidivism among discharged inmates. Project Fifty-Fifty is exploring more ways to help youths make better choices that will keep them far away from the criminal justice system.

The group engaged members of the criminal justice system to discuss the status of black incarceration in the country. The meeting held at the West Campus of Triumph Church in Northville.

A community activity, Muhibb Dyer, was at the meeting. Dyer had an orange jumpsuit with him and he had a creative conversation with it. “You want to own a fortune 500 company…naw…that’s for the smart people of the world,” he told the jumpsuit.

Charles Omedo
Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.