The Criminal Justice System is Riddled with Racial Disparities
Prison Policy Initiative
August 15, 2016

“Race is a defining characteristic of the criminal justice system.

“It is common knowledge that Blacks are disproportionately represented in prison. Looking at different types of incarceration sentences shows us how pervasive these disparities really are. This slide show scrolls through the various incarceration sentences one may receive compared to the U.S. population, broken down by race.”

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