Study: Black Men Receive Harsher Prison Terms Than White Counterparts

HeadlineNov 20, 2017
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A new study finds black men continue to be sentenced to far longer prison terms than white men committing similar crimes. The study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission found African-American men receive sentences about 20 percent longer and that the sentencing disparity has increased over the last two decades.

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