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2002-07-19

New Report Reveals Latinos Are Incarcerated for Drug Offenses at Thirteen Times the Rate of White Youth

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And, a new report shows that Latino and Latina youth are incarcerated for drug offenses at thirteen times the rate of white youth.

The study is the first ever national analysis of Latino and Latina youth in the juvenile justice system.

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  • Marisa Demeo, regional counsel for Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, one of the groups working with Building Blocks for Youth Initiative, the group which commissioned the study. She spoke at a news conference at the Press Club in Washington announcing the results of the study Thursday.

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