Study: Juvenile Population in California Prisons Drops Dramatically, But Percentage of Minorities Still High

April 3, 2014 | by Rina Palta | KPCC Southern California Public Radio

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Dr. Angela Irvine, NCCD’s director of research in Oakland, spoke with Rina Palta, crime and safety reporter for KPCC Southern California Public Radio, about NCCD’s new research series on national youth deincarceration trends. This research shows that while the overall number of incarcerated youth has gone down, the proportion of young people of color in the system has increased.

Dr. Angela Irvine, NCCD’s director of research in Oakland, spoke with Rina Palta, crime and safety reporter for KPCC Southern California Public Radio, about NCCD’s new research series on national youth deincarceration trends. This research shows that while the overall number of incarcerated youth has gone down, the proportion of young people of color in the system has increased.

To listen to the broadcast, click here.

To access NCCD’s new youth deincarceration reports, click here.