The Invisible Diaspora: Puerto Ricans In US Prisons

The Complexities of Investigating Puerto Ricans in US Prisons

The question came to my mind five years ago: how many Puerto Ricans are incarcerated in the United States? At the time, in 2018, I was investigating the Government of Puerto Rico’s failed attempt to transfer incarcerated people from the custody of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to a private prison in Mississippi.