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Uneven Justice: State Rates of Incarceration by Ethnicity and Race (Sentencing Project)

  • Organization: The Sentencing Project
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Saturday, July 28, 2007
  • Submitted: Saturday, July 28, 2007
  • Attachment(s): LINK
A new analysis by The Sentencing Project provides a regional examination of the racial and ethnic dynamics of incarceration in the U.S., and finds broad variations in racial disparity among the 50 states. The report, Uneven Justice: State Rates of Incarceration by Race and Ethnicity, finds that African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six (5.6) times the rate of whites and Hispanics nearly double (1.8) the rate.

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