What is the racial breakdown of the youth in the prisons?

Even though Black and white kids commit similar offenses at similar rates, two-thirds of kids in New Jersey’s youth prisons are Black. By contrast, less than six percent of kids in youth prison in the state, or 13 kids, are white, as of January 1, 2017. This gives New Jersey the third-highest Black/white youth incarceration disparity rate in the nation.

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