Ep 16 – Money & Mass Incarceration, an interview with Amber Webb Booker (Part 1)

On this episode, Delina and Erika discover how much they don’t know about how the criminal justice system works and how race and wealth play a part. Did you know that white people that have been incarcerated have higher levels of wealth than Black people that have never experienced incarceration? What’s really going on? We’re talking about it here.

Homework

  • Go to court. Attend a trial in the county where you live.
  • Speak to the judge(s) after the trial
  • Vote in your local and national elections.
  • Follow various voices in the news and social media.

Receipts

Wealth Accumulation and Incarceration by race & ethnicity
Author: Prison Policy Initiative
Date: 2016

Report to the United Nations on Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
Author: The Sentencing Project
Date: April 2018

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