A look into the history of the prison system in the United States

Systems with housing, education, health care that create and maintain racial inequality for people of color. Another system are prisons.
Systems with housing, education, health care that create and maintain racial inequality for people of color. Another system are prisons.

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any country in the world.

The country represents only 5% of the global population but 25% of the prison population. Here’s a look into the prison system in the United States and how slavery and racism contributed to it.

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Victor Williams joined Local 4 News in October of 2019 after working for WOIO in Cleveland, OH, WLOX News in Biloxi, MS, and WBBJ in Jackson, TN. Victor developed a love for journalism after realizing he was a great speaker and writer at an early age.