Archive for January, 2008

Prison’s Not Just a ‘Man’ Thing: black women’s lifetime likelihood of going to prison is nearly as high as white men’s

In general, women have lower lifetime chances of incarceration than men; however, black women (3.6%) have nearly the same chance as white men (4.4%) of serving time in prison. Among women, blacks are more than twice as likely as Hispanics (1.5%) and 7 times more likely than whites (0.5%) to be admitted to prison during their lives.