The Incarceration Trap
Session Date and Time
Monday, August 16, 2021 at 8:00:00 PM UTC
As incarceration was once something to be avoided and rejected, in some communities it is now expected and accepted. There is a rising trend in incarceration numbers for black males and females over the past three decades. The trend is so high that it can only be described as a pattern of mass incarceration. According to recent data, blacks are incarcerated five times more than whites making up nearly half the prison population. Additionally, Black youth have the highest rate of involvement in the juvenile justice system. A return to the traditional family is a fundamental part in reversing this devastating trend.
Dr. Derryck Green, Prager University
Dr. Derryck Green is a member and speaker for the National Advisory Council of the Project 21 National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives and is a regular contributor to its sponsor, the National Center for Public Policy Research. His research includes economic policy, culture, race, abortion, religion, and immigration. He is a writer and blogger, whose work has appeared in and been cited by newspapers and online media across the country.