This Boston Globe article discusses how fucked up imprisonment rates are. (source)
It is pretty shocking how much more likely you are to go to jail if you’re black. Black high school drop outs have a nearly 70% chance of incarceration.
You’re seven times more likely to go to jail if you’re black than if you’re white. But, this “all” statistic doesn’t make it clear if the high school dropout rate skews the “all” category. Nevertheless, this makes one thing pretty clear — if you’re black, you can cut your chances of going to jail by almost 66% by staying in school. That’s not much help to the other statistical anomalies though.