The Hidden Costs Of Incarceration

Lexington uncovers them:

This week's column looks at how locking up huge numbers of young black men makes it hard for black women to form stable relationships. Simply put, when there are more women than men in the dating pool, the men have all the power. An African-American man with a good job and no criminal record knows he is a hot commodity. He can get sex without offering commitment, so he is often reluctant to settle down, according to Audrey Chapman, a relationship counsellor and the author of books such as "Getting Good Loving".