Thursday, July 23, 2015

How Racist Is Solitary Confinement?

It hardly bears repeating that people of color are incarcerated in staggering numbers. But a new study authored by health officials with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) shows that racial disparities in jail run far deeper: black and Hispanic inmates are vastly more likely to be punished with solitary confinement than their white counterparts, and less likely to receive diagnoses of mental illness.

More:  https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/16/rikers-study-black-inmates-250-percent-likely-enter-solitary/

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