Revealed: How 'racial bias' at the heart of criminal justice system means black people in UK more likely to be in prison than those in US


Black people in the UK are proportionally more likely to be in prison than those in the US, an independent study on the treatment of BAME people in the criminal justice system has found.The review, conducted by Labour MP David Lammy for the Ministry of Justice, found that black people in the UK are four times more likely to be in prison than would be expected given their proportion of the total population.While black people account for just 3 per cent of the UK population, they make up 12 per cent of people in prison.