Trends in Correctional Control by Race and Sex

The Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan criminal justice think tank,CCJ Logo has released Trends in Correctional Control by Race and Sex, a report that examines race and gender disparities among probation, parole, prison, and jail populations. The report notes that although considerable disparities still exist, many have decreased in recent years:
• Racial disparities decreased across all correctional control populations from 2000 to 2016.
• State imprisonment rates for black people convicted of drug crimes fell dramatically during the same period.
• Also during this time, the imprisonment rate for black women decreased more than it did for black men, largely due to an increase in the imprisonment rate for white women for certain types of crimes.