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Masking the Divide: How Officially Reported Prison Statistics Distort the Racial and Ethnic Realities of Prison Growth
While the 2000 census attempted to differentiate n

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By Barry Holman (au)
Year: 2001
Pages: 32
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437902081

While the 2000 census attempted to differentiate non-Hispanics of any race from Hispanic/Latinos (H/L), prison statistics have not followed suit. There are over 200,000 H/L in prison. But we also know that all of these men and women are also counted as white, African Amer. (AA), Native Amer., Asian, Hawaiian or of an undetermined race. This study differentiates between whites, AA and H/L under the jurisdiction of correctional authorities. It tracks the change in prison pop. on a state-by-state basis between 1985 & 1997, adding H/L to the analysis. The study asks: What is the magnitude of racial and ethnic disparity in incarceration when H/L are separated from other racial groups? How does this disparity differ from state to state? And how has it changed over time? Ill.

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