“4Building” Social Misfit Riker’s Island Champion T Shirt
Collaboration with NYC collective Social Misfit & MrStarCity
The Social Impact Of Mass Incarceration In The 21st Century:
90 percent are black or Hispanic, groups that comprise
49 percent of the city’s population.
90 percent lack a high school diploma or GED.
30 percent are homeless.
5 percent are HIV+.
37 percent have a mental health diagnosis.
80 percent have a history of substance abuse.
About 75 percent return to Rikers within a year
Probably the most extraordinary figure is
how much New Yorkers spend to lock up these marginalized population:
85,000 per inmate a year- about three times to house a prisoner and
eight times what the city spends to educate a child in public schools.
For white males, the incarceration rate is 456 per
100,000 citizens. For black males, it’s 3,059.
The impact of such striking racial disparities in
incarceration now plays out across generations and
is crippling the black community in ways even slavery didn’t do.
On any given day, 1 in 28 children has a parent behind bars...
For African-American children, it’s 1 in 9.
“The mass incarceration of people of color in this country is a big part of the
reason that a black child born today is less likely to be raised by
both parents than a black child born during slavery.”
Thanks to Rikers Island.
David “MrStarCity” White
Tag-free neck label
Shoulder-to-shoulder neck tape
“C” logo on left sleeve
Double-needle sleeves and bottom hem
Charcoal Heather is 60% cotton, 40% polyester
Light Steel is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
Ash is 99% cotton, 1% polyester