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Racial Threat and Incarceration Rates

The article analyzes the relationship between recent racial integration in less urbanized areas and minorities’ incarceration rates.

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Last week, Jacob Kang-Brown of the Vera Institute of Justice wrote an excellent analysis for us about how America’s smallest counties are seriously outpacing its largest cities of Los Angeles and New York in putting people in jail over the past several decades. It’s an excellent and necessary read, and as a small-town enthusiast, I hope it can help expand the criminal justice focus from the dysfunction in big cities to the alarming game of catch-up in rural places. Read more...