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REPORT: Black Men Sentenced to Substantially Longer Time in Prison Than Whites

The data suggests that judges’ racial bias is to blame.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill

Senator Cory Booker: “The mass incarceration explosion of the last 40 years has … disproportionately affected communities of color and the poor and devalued the very idea of justice in America.”

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Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death for Charleston Massacre

Reactions to the decision are…complicated: “Killing Dylann Roof won’t do anything to rid our country of White supremacy. It’s in our bones, it’s in our soil, it’s in the White House.”

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WATCH: New Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Mass Incarceration Documentary, '13th'

Named for the Thirteenth Amendment, “13th” will premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday before making its nationwide debut on Netflix October 7.

Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Robert Bates says he meant to stun Eric Harris, not kill him.

STUDY: Criminal Profiling Software Used in Sentencing is Biased Against Black People

ProPublica conducted uncovered the bias in algorithms used to “objectively” assess someone’s possibility of committing future crimes.

Asian-American Coalition Issues Powerful Statement About Peter Liang's Sentence of Community Service

The ex-NYPD officer will not serve any jail time for killing Akai Gurley. Judge says Liang’s fatal shooting of the unarmed Black man was an accident.