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Reducing Jail Populations by Addressing Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System

January 30, 2009
Racial disparity is a large driver in the unprecedented growth in our criminal justice population, and working toward reducing racial and ethnic disparity in the criminal justice system is a necessary component of the larger reentry conversation.

Racial disparity is a large driver in the unprecedented growth in our criminal justice population.

In her comments to the National Association of Counties Steering Committee on Justice and Public Safety, Research Analyst Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., discusses how policymakers can address racial disparities in the justice system at the county level.

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