Black men are overrepresented in our jail

The combination of higher arrest rates and longer lengths of stay for black people compared to white people means that black people are overrepresented in the New Orleans jail. Although black males between the ages of 15 and 84 represent only 26 percent of the entire New Orleans population, they represented 81 percent of people in jail on February 2, 2017. These numbers demonstrate that black communities are disproportionately impacted by incarceration and its harms. 

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