Criminal justice system Racial discrimination in the CJS is as much an issue in the UK as it is in the USA, Black men are overrepresented in prisons 4 times worse than in the USA, and we have long known ( Stop and Search ) to be a very contentious issue here, despite numerous government inquiries that have pointed to structural and systemic racial discrimination in the CJS (including the 2017 Lammy Review), very few of the suggested modifications have been implemented, while the racial disproportionalities have recently risen. Black children represent 21% of those in custody despite representing 3% of the population needing urgent action and better outcomes.