There are over
2.2 million people
in our country's prisons and jails.
More than 60% of those people
are of a racial or ethnic minority.
black men can expect to go to jail
in their lifetime.
The likelihood of going to jail for African American men in 1974 was 13.4%
In 2001, it was
What leads to this disparity?
How can we work in our communities
to change the facts?
How can we develop trust for the police after all that's happened?
Let's work together with the police force
to create alternatives to incarceration,
like jobs, medical services, rehabilitation, therapy/counseling
Talk to your legislators about community policing
If we bring community policing to our state,
what could it do for our country?
We need reform now, it can't wait!