The Truth About Poor Whites in Prison
In the era of mass incarceration, the ranks of Whites in prison have escalated enormously, from about 90,000 in 1980 to nearly half a million today. At about 450 per 100,000, White men are incarcerated at roughly three times the rate of the general population in the United Kingdom, the most prolific incarcerator amongst the G7 nations.
Yet, if considered as a nation, whites in the US would have a higher incarceration rate than every country in the world except for Thailand and Cuba, with more than 10 million people.
The reasons for …