So there I was working on a piece for Zach Goldfarb, my editor at Wonkblog, on who is getting out of prison in this era of de-incarceration. I ran the race data using five Bureau of Justice Statistics reports and found a huge racial disparity that surprised almost everyone I talked to about it. This graph is a taster. Full account at the Washington Post.
If you think you can explain these trends, the comments are open for your ideas.