New York Times on Racial Bias in New York Corrections

December 7, 2016 | by Michael Schwirtz, Michael Winerip, Robert Gebeloff | The New York Times


A recent New York Times article reports on racial disparities within New York State’s prison system, particularly regarding disciplinary actions taken against individuals while incarcerated. Across all measures, African American and Latino individuals received harsher treatment and more frequent and more severe disciplinary actions. Read the full article here. Within days of the New York Times article publication, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the state’s inspector general to investigate racial bias in the system. Read about Gov. Cuomo’s decision here.