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Report: US spends $70 billion a year on prisons

  NAACP’s Hilary Shelton and former NFL star Jim Brown shares their thoughts on a new report which claims between 1987 and 2007 funding for America’s jails and prisons grew six times more than funding for education.

What’s undermining black America?

  NAACP President Ben Jealous shares his thoughts on a new report, which suggests that spending too much on prisons and too little on education in minority communities leads to achievement gaps and students the movement towards racial equality.

NAACP: Prison spending, education achievement linked

  NAACP President and CEO, Ben Jealous, joins Morning Joe to discuss a new NAACP report that connects state spending on prisons to low education achievement.

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Protest against honoring Kid Rock at an NAACP event
Protest against honoring Kid Rock at an NAACP event

May 1, 2011 - Michigan, MI, U.S. - Adolph Mongo of and Detroit, far right and others protesting against honoring Kid Rock at an NAACP event burn a Confederate flag outside the 56th Annual Detroit Branch NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner at Cobo Center, Sunday, May 1, 2011. ''It's an ugly symbol