Racial bias evident in South Carolina criminal sentences, study reveals | US news | The Guardian



The study, published on Monday by the University of Sheffield, looked at 17,000 decisions from South Carolina courts. It identified clear patterns of racial bias in court sentencing decisions: petty criminals who are black, for example, are more likely to be jailed than their white counterparts and black offenders will likely serve longer sentences for low severity crimes.

Source: Racial bias evident in South Carolina criminal sentences, study reveals | US news | The Guardian

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