This graph shows that, just like in Attica, Black and Latino inmates across New York State are more likely to be overseen by white staff members. In 2005, about 77% of incarcerated people were Black or Latino, but less than 12% of New York State correctional staff members were Black or Latino.

Data Source: Prison Policy Initiative analysis of Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, 2005, ICPSR 24642. (Graph: Rachel Gandy, 2015)

This graph originally appeared in In prisons, Blacks and Latinos do the time while Whites get the jobs.

This graph shows that Black and Latino inmates across New York State are more likely to be overseen by white staff members. In 2005, about 77% of incarcerated people were Black or Latino, but less than 12% of New York State correctional staff members were Black or Latino.

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