The United States has one of the largest growing prison population in the world. And the largest growing population within US prisons are people of color. Some theorize that this has become “The New Jim Crow.”
In February 2012, Matthew Pillischer directed a movie titled, “Broken On All Sides,” which is a documentary whose focus is on mass incarceration across the nation and the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice world. According to people who have worked on the documentary, people of color are more likely to be targeted at higher rates for stops, searches, arrests, prosecutions and harsher sentences.