Racial disparities in Mississippi juvenile justice

Three out of every four children charged as adults in Mississippi over a 25-year period were black, despite comprising about the same proportion of the population as white children, and were more likely to serve longer sentences for the same crimes.

November 2019

Black and white portrait taken outside of brick building of a young man and his mother, who has her hand on his head, and is smiling
Photograph of Isaiah and his mother Felicia by Imani Khayyam


My contributions to this project comprised analyses of court and U.S. Census data, primarily. I also reported in the field alongside the inimitable Ko Bragg conducting archival research of legislative records and interviews.