Private Vs. Public: Which Type of Prison Holds More People of Color?

The number of prisons run by private firms and corporations has increased in recent years. We’ve already learned that these firms value financial gain over their responsibility to care for and rehabilitate prisoners.

But how do they measure up against the (admittedly, deeply flawed) public prisons in terms of race? Do private prisons incarcerate even more people of color than public ones?

Check out this infographic to get the facts. And then start wondering about how just our criminal justice system actually is.