The statistics are continuously changing. Most statistics do not include the millions of people arrested and released every year without being formally charged. These also do not include juveniles, military prisoners and mental patients. Prisons all over the world are full of inmates aka cons. Many of these cons have done violent crimes. Prison disparity is in every prison. Sometimes the outcome of a trial is due to the race the defendant is. There are prejudice persons and judges still out there. However, racial disparity is common in prisons. The racial disparities in prisons have been there for years. The guards will let a certain racial gang in prison help run the cell blocks and keep other cons from doing wrong. This allows the guards to have help in matters that go on in prisons. If your ever in a prison then you will know that there is a certain “gang” that will take leadership with other inmates and other “gangs”.
Some guards will allow their “trusted cons” (inmate helpers) get special privileges for their help in keeping their cell block calm. Some guards will let them get longer “yard” time, seconds on supper or even an extra phone call. However, some guards will