No one knows exactly how many Latinxs are arrested each year or how many are in prison, on probation, or on parole. States that only count people as “black" or “white” likely label most of their Latino prison population “white,” artificially inflating the number of “white” people in prison and masking the white/black disparity in the criminal justice system.
Without comprehensive data, policymakers, community members, and advocates cannot know how mass incarceration affects Latinos specifically and ethnic disparities cannot be accurately tracked.
Join this online discussion and hear directly from experts in criminal and juvenile justice on the impact the Latinx data gap has on our communities and what we can do about it.
-Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel, LatinoJustice
-Ryan King, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
-Marcia Rincon-Gallardo, Founder & Executive Director Noxtin: Equal Justice For All
-Angel Sanchez, Law student, University of Miami School of Law
Ana Yáñez-Correa, Program Director for Criminal Justice, Public Welfare Foundation
Event link here: www.bit.ly/latinxdatagap
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/161920537788637/