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Study; Black Men Do Better In Prison

Black Men Survive Longer in Prison than Out: Study

Genevra Pittman, Reuters, July 14, 2011

Black men are half as likely to die at any given time if theyâ??re in prison than if they arenâ??t, suggests a new study of North Carolina inmates.

The black prisoners seemed to be especially protected against alcohol- and drug-related deaths, as well as lethal accidents and certain chronic diseases.

But that pattern didnâ??t hold for white men, who on the whole were slightly more likely to die in prison than outside, according to findings published in Annals of Epidemiology.

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â??Ironically, prisons are often the only provider of medical care accessible by these underserved and vulnerable Americans,â?? said Hung-En Sung of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

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The new study involved about 100,000 men between age 20 and 79 who were held in North Carolina prisons at some point between 1995 and 2005. Sixty percent of those men were black.

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Less than one percent of men died during incarceration, and there was no difference between black and white inmates. But outside prison walls, blacks have a higher rate of death at any given age than whites.

â??Whatâ??s very sad about this is that if we are able to all of a sudden equalize or diminish these health inequalities that you see by race inside a place like prison, it should also be that in places like a poor neighborhood we should be able to diminish these sort of inequities,â?? said Evelyn Patterson, who studies correctional facilities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

â??If it can be done (in prison), then certainly it can happen outside of prison,â?? Patterson, who wasnâ??t linked to the new work, told Reuters Health.

http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2011/07/black_men_survi.php

While the American black man has unlimited potential the welfare state has made too many of them live like refugees dependent on handouts.

This is the result of LBJ’s Great Society.

Get rid of public housing, get rid of the welfare for able bodied people and things would improve dramatically.

[quote]Big Banana wrote:
While the American black man has unlimited potential the welfare state has made too many of them live like refugees dependent on handouts.

This is the result of LBJ’s Great Society.

Get rid of public housing, get rid of the welfare for able bodied people and things would improve dramatically.[/quote]

Yeah I agree, there are so many jobs just waiting for some one to fill them.

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]Big Banana wrote:
While the American black man has unlimited potential the welfare state has made too many of them live like refugees dependent on handouts.

This is the result of LBJ’s Great Society.

Get rid of public housing, get rid of the welfare for able bodied people and things would improve dramatically.[/quote]

Yeah I agree, there are so many jobs just waiting for some one to fill them.
[/quote]

People are streaming across the border for those jobs. Don’t pretend they don’t exist.

  1. This study reeks of racism. Why would anyone undertake such a study in the first place? Better yet, who would PAY for such a study? Yes. Minorities are animals and should be locked up for their own good.

  2. The jobs available (about 1million open now) are for engineers and scientists. The rest are shit-cleaning jobs. Unfortunately, our states and fed keep cutting education to pay for tax cuts to corporations and the rich. Good luck with filling the gap that way. HERE COME THE INDIANS and PAKISTANI’s!

  3. There is no welfare for men 18-65.

[quote]Big Banana wrote:

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]Big Banana wrote:
While the American black man has unlimited potential the welfare state has made too many of them live like refugees dependent on handouts.

This is the result of LBJ’s Great Society.

Get rid of public housing, get rid of the welfare for able bodied people and things would improve dramatically.[/quote]

Yeah I agree, there are so many jobs just waiting for some one to fill them.
[/quote]

People are streaming across the border for those jobs. Don’t pretend they don’t exist.[/quote]

I agree , before you could ever do a way with welfare you would have to let the free market set the minimum wage starting with farm workers , I am guessing farm labor would start at about $15 an hour , then all wages would have to compete, we would have a middle class again.

I personally do not blame some one that does not work because they would lose a better standard of living.

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]Big Banana wrote:

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]Big Banana wrote:
While the American black man has unlimited potential the welfare state has made too many of them live like refugees dependent on handouts.

This is the result of LBJ’s Great Society.

Get rid of public housing, get rid of the welfare for able bodied people and things would improve dramatically.[/quote]

Yeah I agree, there are so many jobs just waiting for some one to fill them.
[/quote]

People are streaming across the border for those jobs. Don’t pretend they don’t exist.[/quote]

I agree , before you could ever do a way with welfare you would have to let the free market set the minimum wage starting with farm workers , I am guessing farm labor would start at about $15 an hour , then all wages would have to compete, we would have a middle class again.

I personally do not blame some one that does not work because they would lose a better standard of living.

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I agree with that. Our current system is broken, especially near the border. You do not see nearly as many Mexican farm workers, landscapers, housekeepers etc in the northern states and living wages are paid for those jobs even without unions.

It is natural to not work unless you have to.

If I could not work and still live the same lifestyle to which I am used to I probably would.

[quote]Big Banana wrote:

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]Big Banana wrote:

[quote]pittbulll wrote:

[quote]Big Banana wrote:
While the American black man has unlimited potential the welfare state has made too many of them live like refugees dependent on handouts.

This is the result of LBJ’s Great Society.

Get rid of public housing, get rid of the welfare for able bodied people and things would improve dramatically.[/quote]

Yeah I agree, there are so many jobs just waiting for some one to fill them.
[/quote]

People are streaming across the border for those jobs. Don’t pretend they don’t exist.[/quote]

I agree , before you could ever do a way with welfare you would have to let the free market set the minimum wage starting with farm workers , I am guessing farm labor would start at about $15 an hour , then all wages would have to compete, we would have a middle class again.

I personally do not blame some one that does not work because they would lose a better standard of living.

[/quote]

I agree with that. Our current system is broken, especially near the border. You do not see nearly as many Mexican farm workers, landscapers, housekeepers etc in the northern states and living wages are paid for those jobs even without unions.

It is natural to not work unless you have to.

If I could not work and still live the same lifestyle to which I am used to I probably would.[/quote]

my last career , I was a contractor, a million dollars liability Insurance , License and paid taxes , The illegals would bid a job just below what I could make money at . They would clean house , No license, no Ins. and No taxes

I have been through it too. Talk of immigration reform is phony. Both sides are making too much money to make any real change.

[quote]garcia1970 wrote:<<< This study reeks of racism. <<<>>> Better yet, who would PAY for such a study? >>>[/quote]Alffi