"Compared to other states, Minnesota has the greatest black-to-white disparity in imprisonment rates. In 1997..., the ratio of African Americans to whites in state prisons was 25.09 to 1." (African American Males Report)
"African American males also accounted for over three-fourths of the arrests for narcotic drug laws in Minneapolis (77.1%). In the same year, white males represented only 13.8% of the narcotic drug law arrests." (African American Males Report)
"In 1999, African Americans represented 3.5% of Minnesota's population, but 35% of the adult male prison population."
"Minnesota's Black-to-White imprsonment ratio is the twelfth highest in the nation."