Your name no longer matters. You no longer matter. Inmate 3846229 is who you are now, and the sad thing about it isn’t that you’re incarcerated; it’s that you became another statistic. Incarceration is becoming a popular trend in the criminal justice system. But what is the criminal justice system? It is a system of law enforcement that is directly involved in apprehending, prosecuting, defending, sentencing, and punishing those who are suspected or convicted of criminal offenses. By this definition, trials, treatment and punishments are equally distributed within ethnic groups, social classes, and economic standings. More often than not, this is not the case. It seems the poverty stricken minorities are the ones that suffer the most. In learning this, I have come to the conclusion that equal treatment through the current criminal justice system is becoming a struggle for minorities.