Report of the Governor's Task Force on the Overepresentation of African-Americans in Prison, 2001

(2001) Report of the Governor's Task Force on the Overepresentation of African-Americans in Prison, 2001. Corrections, Department of

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Abstract

In 1999, 24 percent of Iowa prison beds were occupied by African-American inmates, despite the fact that African-Americans comprised just over 2 percent of the state’s total population. That year the median incarceration rate for African-Americans in Iowa was 2,950 per every 100,000 people (or approximately 3.0 percent of the state’s African-American population). The median incarceration rate for Caucasians in Iowa was 188 per every 100,000 people (or approximately 0.2 percent of the state’s Caucasian population). Seven percent of all African-Americans in this state were under some form of criminal justice supervision in 1999. 1999 statistics also reveal that there were nearly twice as many African-Americans under criminal justice supervision in Iowa than atte nded one of the state’s post-secondary institutions.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: African-American inmates, incarceration, Prison
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts > Corrections > Prisons
Law enforcement and courts > Corrections
ID Code: 3007
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2005
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/3007

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