Black men survive longer in prison than out

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    Black men are half as likely to die at any given time if they're in prison than if they aren't, suggests a new study of North Carolina inmates.

    The black prisoners seemed to be especially protected against alcohol- and drug-related deaths, as well as lethal accidents and certain chronic diseases.

    But that pattern didn't hold for white men, who on the whole were slightly more likely to die in prison than outside

    Black men survive longer in prison than out: study | Reuters
     
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    your slow on the uptake today tank...that story hit early this am.....how did you miss it?
     
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    You should have posted it
     
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    The first thing that I did when I was sent to prison, was buy a magic marker.
     
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    So you could write "everybody's welcome" across your butt cheeks ?? :lol:
     
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    In prison, some health care is provided, on the streets none.
    On the streets the enemy has guns, in prison it is up and personal, shiv's.

    Don't understand the white man thing though unless it is suicide induced.
     
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    Chuckle...thinking up a dodge ball re-throw now...hmmmm
     
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    As long as you are not murdered in prison, wouldn't anyone survive longer in prison than in the real world? think about it free medical care, free food, you don't drive anywhere so no fear of dying in a car crash. Shit as long as no one tries to kill you, you could live for a very long time in the joint.
     
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    White people don't live longer in prison.
     
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    Why?
     

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