Black and Hispanic incarceration rate way down under Trump

Black and Hispanic incarceration rate way down under Trump

America’s rate of incarceration has dropped to the lowest level in a quarter century, spurred on by a sharp drop in the percentage of blacks and Hispanics sent to jail, says the Department of Justice.

The black incarceration rate in the US now stands at the lowest figures in 31 years, representing a 29 percent drop, and Hispanic incarceration is down by 24 percent as well.

According to the Washington Examiner, the report released by the DOJ focuses on those incarcerated for more than a year.

Personally I do not like how the media measures arrests made with presidents. It is more the Senate and the local states who make the laws. That said, the president did signed the first step act, and that does have an effect. This was mentioned at the article.

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