Showing posts with the label The Black Family and The Prison System

Breaking Down Of The Family.

My daughter who's a social worker an on some occasions has to appear in court with some of her clients. She talks about how the judge determine their eligibility for custody of their children. Most of them are young Black Women. She mention how some women come in handcuffed to other women dressed in prison uniforms and it's a sad thing too see. During my growing up years I didn't no of any girl or woman in prison. And if they went to prison it was because of other than drugs. It's so different today. According to a recent Justice Department report on America's jail population, women make up about 10 percent of the America's inmates. There are now more women than ever serving time, and black women make up a disproportionate number of those women. Then there's the poverty and racial stereotyping. More than one out of three black women jailed did not complete high school, were unemployed, or had incomes below the poverty level at the time of …