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End Mass Incarceration

Since the 1980s, non-violent drug offenses have led to substantial sentencing of people of all races. Punishment lodged against African Americans has been extreme. While the rate of drug use among White and African Americans is the same, the United Church of Christ states that African American men comprise 66% of the people in US prisons for drug use.

Black offenders receive longer sentences compared to whites. Most offenders are in prison for nonviolent drug offenses.

Researchers estimate that Connecticut spends almost $700-million each year on incarceration — about $93 dollars per day and about $34,000-$50,000 per year per prisoner.

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