An inmate walks through the yard at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio, which recently switched to private management.
Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images
August 10, 2014 An analysis of federal data by an Oregon State University sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.
March 13, 2014 A recent study found that the populations of for-profit prisons tend to be younger, which correlates with a skew toward more black and Latino inmates than in publicly run prisons.
The number of blacks in prison has fallen, while the number of Latinos and whites behind bars has climbed.
April 26, 2013 The Code Switch team rounds up recent news about race and our prison system, and finds a complicated picture about incarceration.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor