Racial Gap in Men’s Sentencing

“Prison sentences of black men were nearly 20% longer than those of white men for similar crimes in recent years, an analysis by the U.S. Sentencing Commission found.”

Joe Palazzolo, “Racial Gap in Men’s Sentencing,” The Wall Street Journal. February 14, 2013.

For the press release and the key summary findings by the Sentencing Commission in its Booker Report, check out Ohio State Law professor, Douglas A Berman’s blog, “Sentencing Law and Policy.” A recent hack of the Sentencing Commission’s website by Anonymous left the Commission without the capacity to publish its recent findings. As a result, it reached out to Berman and asked him to publish the report.

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