Sunday, March 20, 2016

Racial bias evident in South Carolina criminal sentences, study reveals

Handcuffed prisoner
 Not only were black people with lower levels of criminal history more likely to be jailed, but the likelihood of custodial sentences increased by 43% for those with no past criminal history. Photograph: Erika Kyte/Getty Images


A new academic study of criminal sentencing patterns in South Carolina has found that consistently harsher penalties are applied in the sentencing of African Americans than regarding their white counterparts.


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Deuteronomy 28:43
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

Jeremiah 30:17
For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.