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State Sentencing Reforms Had Little Impact on Racial Disparities in Imprisonment, Analysis Finds

Disparities in female prison populations declined substantially, largely driven by a 138% increase in prison admissions for White women from 2000 to 2019.

Racial Disparities in State Imprisonment Decline Substantially from 2000 to 2020

Black-White differences remain but imprisonment disparities shrunk for all crime types, and gaps in some measures nearly closed.