African American Prisoners Research Paper

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An overwhelming majority of the American prisoner population are male. Most prison inmates are under the age of forty. A majority of the prisoners are African American. However, African Americans outnumber white Americans in the general population, therefore the number of African American prisoners are higher. Almost half of American prisoners are serving time for violent crimes. Almost half of the women who are incarcerated experienced some sort of abuse in the past. There is also a considerable amount of reported prisoner gangs within U.S. prisons.
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