There’s Been a Big Decline in the Black Incarceration Rate, and Almost Nobody’s Paying Attention
The Washington Post
February 10, 2016

After decades of growth, the U.S. imprisonment rate has been declining for the past six years. Hidden within this welcome overall trend is a sizable and surprising racial disparity: African-Americans are benefitting from the national de-incarceration trend but whites are serving time at increasingly higher rates.

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