Politics

Budgets Pressures Lead to Less Incarceration of Black Youth

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Dwindling state budgets have had an unintended positive effect – prompting states to reduce the number of juveniles arrested and detained, according to a new report by the Justice Policy Institute. JPI, a nonprofit group that Read More

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Black Women See Dramatic Fall in Incarceration Rates

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Kemba Smith’s case highlighted problem of Black women in prison. WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After years of being on the rise, the number of Black men locked behind bars in state and federal prisons decreased 9.8 percent between 2000 and Read More

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Crime Down, Black Arrests Up

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although crime is on the decline in the United States, the rate of arrest of Blacks continue to exceed that of Whites, according to a report by the Justice Policy Institute. The Justice Policy Institute, a Read More