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  • Just under 40% of the people in Sacramento County Jails are Black / African

       American, yet they make up only 11% of the County’s population

       County of Sacramento

  •  40% of Sacramento youth who experience classroom exclusion are Black foster   youth

        Capitol of Suspension Report II-Black Minds Matter

  •  40% of Sacramento foster youth in group homes are Black / African American   

         County of Sacramento

  •  African Americans and Latinos comprise 35% of all people in Sacramento

        County but make up ~55% of those in the bottom 10% of income
        earners and only ~15% of the top 10%. 

        Public Policy Institute

  •  Young Black men are pulled over in the city of Sacramento 4 times more than

         their white counterparts.

         City of Sacramento Police Department

  •  1 in 2 people in Sacramento County Jail are in need of mental health support

        County of Sacramento

 

  •  10 people died in Sacramento County Jail in 2020 (AND THE COUNTY ONLY

        COUNTS PERSONS WHO ACTUALLY DIE INSIDE THE JAIL, NOT AT THE
        HOSPITAL-j2j)

        Sacramento Bee

 

  •  60% of the people in Sacramento County Jail have not been convicted of a

        crime—(innocent until proven guilty)

        County of Sacramento

  •  Although the county does not make available the share of those in custody who

        are parents with children at home, half to three-quarters of incarcerated
        individuals nationally report having a minor child, and 40% of incarcerated
        parents are Black/African American fathers. Children of parents who are
        incarcerated are 6 times more likely to be incarcerated themselves.

        SNAPSHOT: 3 CRITICAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS-J2J / NAACP

 

  •  Just under 1 out of every 100 people in the country is currently in a federal or

        state prison, or local jail. (This does not include youth detention, state psychiatric
        hospitals, immigrant detention)

        Prison Policy Initiative

 

  •  The United States incarcerates about 25 percent of the world’s total imprisoned

         population, but the total population of the U.S. represents only 4% of the world’s
         population. (The American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people
         in 1,833 state prisons, 110 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities,
         3,134 local jails, 218 immigration detention facilities, and 80 Indian Country jails
         as well as in military prisons, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric
         hospitals, and prisons in the U.S. territories.)

         Prison Policy Initiative