Latinos and the Texas Criminal Justice System
Publication Date: January 2003
Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Discrimination; Social inequality; Community development; Ethnic communities
Coverage: Texas Texas
This brief analyzes the most recent data related to Latinos and the criminal justice system in Texas, and underscores the disparities that exist between Latinos and others in terms of incarceration, release rates, and other issues. The analysis indicates the need for alternatives to incarceration, such as substance abuse treatment and other approaches, to reduce the growth among Latinos in the prison population in Texas.