Friday Forum: Is Multnomah County's Criminal Justice System Just?

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Friday Forum: Is Multnomah County's Criminal Justice System Just? says
An in depth look at racial disparities in Multnomah County jails.

African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.4 million incarcerated population. At NAACP's 106th National Convention, President Obama noted that today's criminal justice system "remains particularly skewed by race and by wealth, and has adverse ripple effects on our country's families and communities." To say we have reached a crisis in America would be an understatement. When we hone in locally, it's clear this is not solely a federal issue.

A recent study by the MacArthur Foundation found that "for every 1,000 Black Adults in Multnomah County, there are 9.2 Black Adults in jail, compared to there White counterparts at 1.5 adult white males in jail for every 1,000 White Adults."

Please join us to hear from leaders of the Local Public Safety and Coordinating Council (LPSCC) and members of our judicial system together to speak to not only to the disparities revealed in the report, but also potential local solutions to address each decision point in our county's overall criminal justice system.
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By: City Club of Portland

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