Minorities over-represented in prison

Went to the launch of a new book, Today’s American: How Free?, at Stanford University today. One of the book’s three editors, Thomas Melia, said 7 in every 1,000 Americans are in prison. This means the USA imprisons people 6 to 10 times more often than European nations. Of the millions in prison, 60 per cent are ethnic minorities. Details about the book here.

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