False “Facts” at the Sentencing Project

In 2015, Glenn Kessler fact-checked a claim that a Black male “born today” had a one in three chance of being incarcerated during his lifetime. Kessler traced that claim to a 2013 Sentencing Project report that cited imprisonment risks from a 2003 analysis by Bonczar. That 2003 analysis stated that its lifetime risk estimates assumed that “age-specific ...
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