The info-graphics detail the following statistics among others:
-2.2. million: The number of individuals incarcerated in the U.S.
-African Americans are incarcerated at 6 times the rate of white individuals
-Black males aged 18 to 19 are 9 times more likely to be arrested than their white peers
-Though black and white individuals engage in drug use at roughly the same rate, black individuals are 3 to 5 times more likely to be arrested
-49,100: The number of individuals incarcerated for minor drug offenses
-About 3% of all U.S. children have incarcerated fathers
Which facts surprised you? Why? Do you think society at large is aware of these statistics and the high rate of incarceration in the U.S.? How does mass incarceration impact other social institutions like housing, education, and health care?