Study finds racial (and gender) disparities in whether US judges impose prison

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'Black and Hispanic defendants in federal court are less likely than white ones to be sentenced to probation rather than prison, a difference that largely accounts for the racial disparities in the punishments judges impose, according to a new study.
Women of all races received 29.2% shorter sentences on average than men and were 39.6% more likely to receive probation, the study found.'

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