Blacks Feel Jailed by Color & The New Breeds of American Prisoner

Blacks Feel Jailed by Color & The New Breeds of American Prisoner

An Effort at Building Pride in Prison; Russo Recalls Jail Mistreatment

by: | publication date: February 5, 1972 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A6

 Question: What kind of a problem did you have coming in as a black warden in a largely white correctional staff?  Johnson: Everybody seems to think that's a big problem, but really I haven't seen any big problem... I'm interested in what's happened to prisons because of the influx of blacks, young blacks.  In many ways the American prison system has become a system which imprisons black people at a time when race consciousness is very high in the country, and that's very special.  

Three companion articles to "The Drive for Inmate's Rights." The articles are Q & A format pieces on prison mistreatment, racism, and pride-building.

Washington Post; noticed on page with Shame of Prisons series