When youth of color are arrested, they are more likely to be detained than their white peers.
We go to the The Sentencing Project for a study on youth incarceration.
Below are excerpts from the study
Over the past 10 years, the likelihood of detention for white youth and Tribal youth has remained about the same. However, Latino youth’s likelihood increased by 4%; Black youth’s increased by 3%; Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander increased by 5%.
Above: A graphic depicting the miscount of youths in detention.