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Resource ID: #15907
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: New Republic
Date: Dec. 27, 1999


The shocking murder in Jasper, Texas, of James Byrd, an African-American man, by three white men may have its roots in the violence and injustice of the Texas prison system. The two instigators of the dragging death had both spent time in prison, where they'd joined a white supremicist gang to protect themselves from beatings and rape by other prisoners.

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