Study: Wisconsin Far and Away Leads Nation in Black Male Incarceration

Apr 21, 2013

Milwaukee County Secure Detention Facility
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The 2010 Census informed Wisconsin that it had the highest rate of black male incarceration in the country – well over 12 percent. Now a new examination of the numbers puts Wisconsin not only at the top - but far ahead of all other states when it comes to sending black men to prison.

The findings stunned John Pawasarat, director of UWM’s Employment and Training Institute – it reviewed the figures. They show that of all black men in Milwaukee County in their 30s, more than half have served time.