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View Resource Punishment and Prejudice: Racial Disparities in the War on Drugs

Earlier this month, Human Rights Watch released a new report, Punishment and Prejudice: Racial Disparities in the War on Drugs. Supporting its case with a plethora of Justice department data from the 1996 national Corrections Reporting Program (the latest version available), the report finds that drug penalties are disproportionately applied on the basis of race. In fact, "relative to population,...

https://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/usa/