Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion & Race

Baroness Berridge hosted a meeting today as part of an international gathering discussing multiculturalism and the Black Churches.  The meeting focussed on the issue of the over representation of the British Black and African American communities in the criminal justice system.

“It was interesting and disturbing to learn of the American situation where Black people make up 13% of the population but 50% of the prison population.  The meeting was a wide ranging discussion and it was good to hear about some of the rehabilitative initiatives taking place in some of our prisons.”

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