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Prisoners in America

This 1972 Assembly examined mass incarceration in America and its disportionate impact on minority groups.

Prisoners in America

1972. The American Assembly
This report from a 1972 Assembly of the same name discussed the chronic problems of the criminal justice system in America.  The resulting report focused on the need to address the wider social and economic inequalities that contribute to crime and condemned the disproportionate imprisonment of minorities.
 

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