Fewer Blacks, More Whites in State Prisons

The change in the black-white imprisonment disparity occurred as the number of black people in state prisons decreased while the number of white people in state prisons increased.

Male Prison Population

The number of black men in state prisons declined by more than 48,000 and the number of white men increased by more than 59,000.

The number of black women in state prison fell by more than 12,000 and the number of white women increased by nearly 25,000.

Female Prison Population