Ethnic minorities 'more likely to be jailed', review says

Ethnic minorities 'more likely to be jailed', review says

Black and ethnic minority defendants in England and Wales are more likely to be jailed for some crimes than white defendants, a report suggests.
Black men were more than three times more likely to be arrested than white men in 2014, the report found.
The findings are part of a review into race and the criminal justice system, ordered by former PM David Cameron.
Labour MP David Lammy who is leading the review said the findings raised "difficult questions".
The interim report claimed racial disparities were found at many stages of the justice system from arrest through to charging,... read more

16 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 42
Source: BBC

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