18 Examples Of Racism In The Criminal Legal System – No. 13 Federal Drug Convictions

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By Bill Quigley – Law Professor, Loyola University New Orleans

SOURCE: Huffington Post – 18 Examples Of Racism In The Criminal Legal System

  1. Federal Drug Convictions

More than half of all federal prisoners are there for drug offenses. The U.S. Sentencing Commission reported 25 percent of all federal drug convictions in 2014 were of African Americans and 47 percent were Hispanics versus 24 percent of whites. In federal prisons, 22 percent are white and 76 percent are African American or Hispanic.

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