What are the reasons why we incarcerate a disproportionate number of colored men, and have such a large population overall behind bars? What could be the relationship between this current state of affairs and slavery?

Habari Gani, America!

The United States incarcerates a greater percentage of our population than any other nation – nearly 2.4 million Americans are behind bars, at a cost to taxpayers of more than $63 billion a year. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks into how that bleak statistic came about, and at efforts being made to change this.

 

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