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November 1, 2007

NPR segment on race and sentencing issues

I just had the honor and pleasure of doing a live segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation program to discuss race and sentencing issues.  The segment should be available on-line here soon, and this is NPR's teaser:

Recent high-profile cases, such as the case of the 'Jena Six' in Louisiana and Genarlow Wilson's case in Georgia, have brought attention to issues of equality in sentencing.  Guests and callers discuss racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.

Comments from callers during the program were very informative and insightful, and many rightly stressed that class may be an even more potent factor than race in criminal justices realities.  When I had the mic, I mentioned a number of statistics and recent reports , most of which can be found in these prior posts:

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