Wednesday, December 1, 2004

fifteen years later

the U.S. Sentencing Commission released Fifteen Years of Guidelines Sentencing: An Assessment of How Well the Federal Criminal Justice System Is Achieving the Goals of Sentencing Reform. the guidelines were designed in 1987 to make sentencing more fair. guess what they found after 15 years?

'The number of blacks imprisoned has increased sharply and they receive harsher sentences than white prisoners.'

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