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In 2004, the API prison population in the United States totaled 12,799 – up from 9,825 in 1999.

In California, 64.6% of API prisoners were made up of immigrants and refugees.
The largest populations among them were the Vietnamese and Filipino, followed by Pacific Islanders and Laotians.

(AAPIP Report, 2005)


The largest API ethnic groups in CA prisons are:
Vietnamese (22%),
Filipinos (19.8%), and
Laotians (8.5%).

Between 1990 and 2000, the API prison population grew 250%, while the overall prison population grew by 77%.