ROLL ONE FOR JUSTICE!Rocky Mountain Papers
Our newest clients, with a serious mission we can all get behind – to stop the mass incarceration of drug offenders, and end the disparity in sentencing laws. Justice is blind, but she’s apparently racist and peeking out from under her blindfold.
Vanta Black Brand’s mission is to roll with a purpose to balance the scales of injustice. A portion of our proceeds will support 501c3 organizations that work to solve mass incarceration and school to prison pipeline injustices.
Why Vanta Black Brands:
We chose the name Vanta Black Brands because Vantablack is considered the absence of color and we would like to see a world where mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline stops disproportionately affecting people of color.
Information for the boxes:
A series of law enforcement and sentencing policy changes of the “tough on crime” era resulted in dramatic growth in incarceration. Since the official beginning of the War on Drugs in the 1980s, the number of people incarcerated for drug offenses in the U.S. skyrocketed from 40,900 in 1980 to 452,964 in 2017. Today, there are more people behind bars for a drug offense than the number of people who were in prison or jail for any crime in 1980. The number of people sentenced to prison for property and violent crimes has also increased even during periods when crime rates have declined.
Sentencing policies, implicit racial bias, and socioeconomic inequity contribute to racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system. Today, people of color make up 37% of the U.S. population but 67% of the prison population. Overall, African Americans are more likely than white Americans to be arrested; once arrested, they are more likely to be convicted; and once convicted, they are more likely to face stiff sentences. Black men are six times as likely to be incarcerated as white men and Hispanic men are more than twice as likely to be incarcerated as non-Hispanic white men.
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