TITLE

Federal prison study reveals that black defendants still get longer sentences

PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Jet;10/28/96, Vol. 90 Issue 24, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Relates the findings of a 1996 study indicating that Afro-Americans receive longer prison sentences in the United States. The actual amount of the differences in sentences.
ACCESSION #
9611047969

 

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