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Mass Incarceration Section 3
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An estimated ______________ Americans are forbidden to vote because of "felony disenfranchisement," or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes.
What percentage of the U.S. voting age population is disenfranchised due to a current or previous felony conviction?
2.5 percent (1 in every 40 adults)
More than 7 percent of the adult population is disenfranchised in what six states?
Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia
What is the top (or one of the top) states that practice disenfranchisement?
Florida with 27 percent of their population disenfranchised (1.5 million people)
1 in _____ African Americans of voting age is disenfranchised.
13 (which is four times greater than non African Americans)
_____ percent of the adult African American population is disenfranchised as compared to _____ percent of the non-African American population.
Old Jim Crow vs. New Jim Crow (Alexander chapter 5) Similarites
-both were created by white elites to exploit the resentments of poor and working class whites, legalized discrimination, political disenfranchisement, exclusion from juries, closing the courts to claims of racial bias and discrimination, racial segregation and "have served to define the meaning and significance of race in America."
Old Jim Crow vs. New Jim Crow (Alexander chapter 5) Differences
-racial stigma today does not contain the seeds of revolt like the Jim Crow era did
-little racial hostility and vigilante violence exists, with the problem today being more racial indifference
_____ million men and women are under criminal justice supervision in the US with more than ____ million in prison or jail while the other ___ are monitored in the community on probation or parole.
_______ had the largest decline and ________ had the smallest decline of incarceration rates between 2013-2014.
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