There are around 2.3 million inmates in the United States prisons.
Recently, I became especially interested in this ongoing dilemma. The main reasons behind my research stems from personal experience with family and friends of mine, which has unfortunately fell victim to the system.
The majority of the prison population is people of color according to my findings. This is sad to say the least. When you began to dig deeper than the surface, there is a better understanding of why this is set up against so many.
First thing you must know is most of the inmates are illiterate. They lack work experience and proper human training. Many of them are suffering from mental health issues. The root of the problems in America are being covered up by shoving the unfortunate humans behind jail walls.
Instead of giving Americans that lack sufficient resources to become successful, proper education, they’re hidden away from society. When you hide the needy citizens, there is no solutions being created.
It starts with education. Many children are not being taught the value of knowledge or success by their parents or teachers. Years ago, I found out that most students are being passed to the next grade level without having to put in effort. The teachers are not equipped to handle each student differently. The reason I say this is because, not everyone learns the same. When I was in school, I witnessed this first hand.
Lastly, there are wealthy people in America who are heavily invested in the prison stocks. The investment is almost always a success because, 9 times out 10, people will go to prison, so it’s a guaranteed win. Greed outweigh humanity most times. Celebrities like Michael Jordan has made a fortune through prison stocks.
It starts at home. Let’s teach our children ourselves about education, reading, entrepreneurship, history, and all areas of becoming a successful human being, that way we can attempt to keep them from being a statistic.