There are many more black and brown young people in our jails and prisons than you’d predict, if you just look at their percentages in the population at large.
The numbers are simply out of whack.
And that’s got a fancy name. It’s called D-M-C: disproportionate minority contact.
Juvenile justice experts say it’s not rocket science to fix the problem.
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No, they say, it’s a LOT HARDER than rocket science.
As part of our juvenile justice series Inside and Out, Linda Paul reports.