KEY FINDING I


Racial Disparities Declined

From 2000 to 2016, racial and ethnic disparities declined across prison, jail, probation, and parole populations in the United States.


State Imprisonment Rate

The black-white state imprisonment disparity fell from 8.3-to-1 in 2000 to 5.1-to-1 in 2016.

The Hispanic-white parole disparity fell from 3.6-to-1 in 2000 to 1.4-to-1 in 2016.

Parole Rate