Race and the federal guidelines

A new study by the US Sentencing Commission shows that blacks receive harsher sentences than whites, that the length of the average sentence has doubled since the guidelines were imposed, and 40 percent of federal prisioners are now Hispanics imprisoned on immigration charges. Psssst, according to the USSC, 81 percent of those absurd mandatory minimum drug sentences were handed out to black folks, just in case you confused the war on drugs with a race neutral policy.

The New York Times > National > Sentencing-Guideline Study Finds Continuing Disparities

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