The Long Term Consequences of Convictions Are Worse Than We Think

According to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice  the economic consequences of convictions and sentences on people of color are even worse than we thought. The report begins, “America’s 400-year history of racial injustice continues to produce profound economic inequalities — a reality our society must no longer ignore. The net worth of a typical white family, for example, is 10 times that of a typical Black family.1 Shockingly, despite the successes of the civil rights movement, this racial wealth gap has barely changed in the last half century.2. The full report can be found at https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/2020-09/EconomicImpactReport_pdf.pdf

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