Black Weed Offenders 300% More Likely Imprisoned


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 6, 2013 | Views: 265 | Score: 3
WhiteHispanicAsianBlackAll NonblackBlack vs. Nonblack
Imprisonment Rate for Marijuana Offenses per 1,000,000 population age 18-690.240.470.163.160.311.02
Percent of Total Marijuana Arrests Resulting in Imprisonment1.32.11.84.41.72.6
Race of Offender
Sources: cjcj.org
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 6, 2013 1:46 PM said:

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice found that, in California, blacks were imprisoned at 13x the rate of non-black offenders, for the same crime. The Center concluded that the only way to make sense of this disparity was to imagine two separate justice systems existed-- one for blacks, and one for everyone else. The most important factor in predicting incarceration, as a result of a marijuana-related offense, was whether the offender was black. If these offenders have all been charged with the same exact crime, why is our distribution of justice within a rule-of-law society so skewed?

Beatrice J.
Beatrice J. on Oct 27, 2014 12:43 AM said:

So true.

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