Nia Holston (‘14) advocate for the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project

March 5, 2014

Nia Holston, ’14 AFAM Studies, Advocacy Chair of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project (YUPP): 

“There’s a dramatic bias in terms of how we arrest people, how we prosecute people, and how we convict people. Blacks and Latinos are much more likely at every stage of contact within the criminal justice system to be arrested in the first place, to be convicted, as well as to be prosecuted. So…when you’re dealing with these issues you have to also think about them in terms of the racial bias that is present in the system and who gets convicted and who doesn’t convicted get convicted.”