In the midst of celebrating Black History Month, Detroit is honoring achievements by blacks and recognizing important civil rights leaders. But there is little to celebrate when it comes to their role in our criminal justice system.
- 1 in 9 black men ages 20-34 is behind bars, 1 in 15 black men older than 18 is behind bars
- Blacks account for approx. 40% of our prison and jail population but only 13% of the U.S. population
- 1 in 11 black adults (men and women) is under correctional supervision
- Black adults are 4 times as likely as whites and nearly 2.5 times as likely as Hispanics to be under correctional control
Prison Fellowship President Garland Hunt has extensive experience in criminal justice and corrections and is available to discuss these disconcerting statistics. Hunt can outline what is being done in Detroit to break the cycle of crime in the black community and how it is raising up leaders inside prison walls who are equipped to help transform our nation’s urban communities when they are released.
Check out Prison Fellowship website HERE for more about these starling statistics.