Black Americans Given Longer Sentences than White Americans for Same Crimes
A new academic study of 58,000 federal criminal cases has found significant disparities in sentencing for blacks and whites arrested for the same crimes. The research led to the conclusion that African-Americans’ jail time was almost 60% longer than white sentences.
- Top Stories
- Unusual News
- Where is the Money Going?
- U.S. and the World
- Appointments and Resignations
- Latest News
- Another Federal Judge Urges an End to America’s “Madness of Mass Incarceration”
- Afghanistan’s Taliban, Not Terrorists, Are Now Main Target of Heavy U.S. Drone Strikes
- Supreme Court Affirms Race as Factor in College Admissions
- GMO Food Labeling Advocates Attack Bipartisan Senate Deal on Industry-Backed Labeling Rules
- Call for Scrutiny of Federal Pain Advisory Panel’s Ties to Big Pharma