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Graph showing that Blacks are overrepresented in Louisiana prisons and jails. The Louisiana population is 32.50% Black, but the incarcerated population is 72.10% Black.

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

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



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