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In Texas alone, there are 141,661, which makes it the No. 1 state with the largest prison population in the United States.What percentage of people in jail are black?
In 2017, blacks represented 12% of the U.S. adult population but 33% of the sentenced prison population. Whites accounted for 64% of adults but 30% of prisoners. And while Hispanics represented 16% of the adult population, they accounted for 23% of inmates.