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Sonja B. Starr

Starr's findings account for some of the 19% black-white gap in federal sentencing

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"Black men sentenced to more time for committing the exact same crime as a white person, study finds" - Washington Post. 11/16/2017.

Analyses in 2014 by Sonja Starr and Marit Rehavi, cited in this story, found that all other factors being equal, black offenders were 75% more likely to face a charge carrying a mandatory minimum sentence than a white offender who committed the same crime. This prosecutorial discretion helps account for the black-white gap in federal prison sentences - with black men who commit the same crimes as white men receiving over 19% longer terms, according to the US Sentencing Commission.

USSC report on demographic sentencing disparities

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Sonja B. Starr

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VOX. Report: black men get longer sentences for the same federal crime as white men. 11/17/2017.

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