Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration Persist

 
 

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Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration Persist

February 3, 2021 | by Josh RovnerThe Sentencing Project

Over the past decade, the number of youth who are incarcerated has dropped 50%—a remarkable decline, says a new report. However, the news is not all good. Black youth are five times more likely to be incarcerated than White youth, and American Indians are three times as likely. A new report from The Sentencing Project takes a closer look at the numbers and suggests strategies to reduce these racial disparities.