Hidden Disparities: Decomposing Inequalities in Time Served in California, 1985–2009

@article{Patterson2015HiddenDD,
  title={Hidden Disparities: Decomposing Inequalities in Time Served in California, 1985–2009},
  author={Evelyn J. Patterson},
  journal={Law \& Society Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={49},
  pages={467-498}
}
While a large literature establishes the racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing, we know comparatively little about the role of race and ethnicity in prison release. Using data from the National Corrections Reporting Program contextualized in California's political and legislative atmosphere, this article explores the role of race and ethnicity in prison release between 1985 and 2009 by studying components of sentencing and release. Limiting the evaluation of disparities to sentencing or… Expand