Mass Incarceration and the New Cast System

Although there is more diversity of leadership in the court system today race endures as a critical role in many criminal justice outcomes. This is clearly demonstated in the number of Black males that are locked away in prison. Mass incarceration of blacks has established another cast system since the fall of Jim Crow (Alexander, 2012). After emancipation, racism simply changed its garments. It now hides behind the wickedly crafted criminal “justice” system. – Period, Case-Closed!