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Prisons are now more than 10% of California’s budget, the fastest growing State expense. The prison budget has increased 205% since 1985, 52% during the last 5 years alone.


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

The U.S. currently imprisons over 2.1 million people, making the U.S. the world’s leading jailer.

Post-9/11 anti-immigrant policies have increased rates of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention and deportation for many API immigrant and refugee communities.

In Oakland, the API conviction rate is 34.2%, higher than any other racial/ethnic community.

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

STAT: API Criminalization

Posted: October 5, 2010 in Statistics
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Over recent years, the criminal justice system and harsh immigration policies have increasingly criminalized Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) and other communities of color.