Congress and state legislative bodies and have submitted amicus curiae briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States on various issues related to incarceration and criminal justice policy.
People in rural districts are now 50 percent more likely to be sent to prison than are city dwellers, as local prosecutors and judges there have largely avoided the current wave of reform.
An eye-opening new survey, however, reveals that white Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum, including Democrats, are considerably less concerned about both economic and racial inequality -- it just all depends on where on the socioeconomic spectrum they stand.
At the current rate, the disparities would not fully disappear for many decades.
Demography, — Public defenders in Louisiana have recently sued the state and those in Kansas City, Missouri have protested their crushing caseloads.
Even so, she finds a negative impact of incarceration on the mortality rates of women and whites, suggesting that this effect is specific to African American males Patterson, Policies should be adopted at the federal and state levels requiring the use of racial impact statements for proposed sentencing policies.
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Bill O'Reilly, the right's culture warrior, speaks to a great many citizens by simplifying the complex issues of racial disparities, as described by his own words in the following Salon.