One Small Fact about Incarceration

Just in case you wanted to know:

The US imprisons African Americans at the rate of 5.5 to 1 while Washington state is at 6.5 to 1. Overall, the white population in Washington outnumbers the African American population at the rate of 20:1. For the United States, 16:3. So Washington, while having a lower minority population, imprisons their minorities at a higher rate.

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  1. Reblogged this on The Youth Chaplaincy Coalition and commented:

    For some reason this publishes in black font on a black page, so I’m republishing!

    Just in case you wanted to know:

    The US imprisons African Americans at the rate of 5.5 to 1 while Washington state is at 6.5 to 1. Overall, the white population in Washington outnumbers the African American population at the rate of 20:1. For the United States, 16:3. So Washington, while having a lower minority population, imprisons their minorities at a higher rate.

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