Tuesday, May 06, 2008

San Francisco-Few Black Residents,More in Jails

a typical cell, where prisoners spent about 23 out of 24 hours a day

San Francisco well known for its diversity San Francisco's population of African American residents has decreased in recent years, the population of black men and women locked up in the San Francisco County Jail has increased dramatically, Sheriff Michael Hennessey said Monday.

Hennessey said the criminal justice system and the war on drugs are "disproportionately adversely affecting San Francisco's African American community."


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