Brief Imprisonment and Disenfranchisement of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Marla McDaniel, Margaret Simms, William Monson, Karina Fortuny
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Incarceration rates have risen over time and vary by race and ethnicity, reflecting changes in federal and state crime policies over the past few decades. In 2011, African American men were six times more likely and Hispanics nearly two and half times more likely to be imprisoned than white men. This brief summarizes some of the disparate impacts these policies have had on African American and Hispanic men and the consequences for their families and communities.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Social safety net Race and equity
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Racial and ethnic disparities Crime and justice analytics Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Men and boys Families with low incomes Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial disparities in criminal justice
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population