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Graph showing that Native Hawaiians are overrepresented in Hawaiian prisons and jails. Native Hawaiians are 9.4% of the state population, but 22.3% of the people in prisons and jails.

Data Source: U.S. Census 2000. (Graph: Peter Wagner, May 2004)

Note: this graph understates the actual problem because it compares the people in prison who are "Native Hawaiian alone" incarcerated in the state with people in the total state population who are "Native Hawaiian alone or in combination with other races". Other estimates say that 40-60% of the state's prison population is in part Native Hawaiian.

Graph is a part of Racial disparities in incarceration by state.

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