Racial makeup of private prisons shows disparities, new study finds

7 agosto 2014

A disproportionate number of Hispanics are housed in private prisons across the United States, a pattern that could leave such prisons vulnerable to legal challenges, new research shows. «This is a systemic issue,» one investigator said. «Prison administrators should be aware of racial disparities in inmate placement to ensure that inmates’ rights are being upheld and to avoid future lawsuits.»