Facts taken from the book By Michelle Alexander
  1. The US Imprisons more people than any other country
  2. We have 5% of the worlds population, and 25% of its prisoners
  3. 1 in 8 black men in their twenties are locked up on any given day
  4. 75% of people in state prison for drug conviction are people of color
    Blacks and whites see and use drug use that about the same rate
  5. In New York State, 94% of those imprisoned for drug offense are people of color
  6. 13% of black men are disenfranchised
  7. From 1997 to 2007 the number of women in prison has increased by 832%
  8. $70 billion is spent on prisons, Probation, parole and detention ANNUALLY