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Recruiting Minority Employees in Corrections

by Frank DiMarino

There is a need and an opportunity to increase the hiring of minorities to fill positions in the corrections system. While prison populations are overflowing with minorities, the staff serving this population is often not diverse. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that in 2006 minorities make up 60% of the prison population with African-Americans at 41 percent of the 2 million prison and jail inmates, Hispanics 19 percent and whites 37 percent. According to a 2006 survey of 45 correctional systems in the United States, the racial breakdown of correctional staffs ranges from 0.4% black (in Utah) to 84.4% black (in Mississippi)... full story

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