Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Report: Texas blacks sent to prison at five times white rate

I haven't had a chance to read the report by the Justice Policy Institute on Texas sentencing policy, but Ann has AP's coverage here, and the full report is here. Democracy Now! did a piece on the report, streaming video for which is available here.

The study emphasized racial disparities, said AP: "
blacks are sent to prison at a rate five times higher that whites in Texas. Latinos were incarcerated at twice the rate of whites, the report said."

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