Dramatic Shift In U.S. Prison Populations

From the article: ““For the first time in nearly 40 years, we saw a sharp decline in the number of African Americans in prison – particularly women. We saw a steep rise in the number of white women going to prison, and among Hispanics we saw we saw a rise among women and a slight decline among men. Given the past 40 years of the exploding prison population, this is the first time we’ve seen a shift like this.”

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