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Testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Reducing Racial Disparity in the Justice System

June 22, 2007
This testimony recommends the reform of policies such as “school zone drug laws” that produce unwarranted racial disparities, requiring racial impact statements to accompany new sentencing proposals, establishing racial justice task forces, and promoting justice reinvestment.

Marc Mauer testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on policy and practice reforms to address racial disparity in the criminal justice system. His recommendations for policymakers included reform of policies such as “school zone drug laws” that produce unwarranted racial disparities, requiring racial impact statements to accompany new sentencing proposals, establishing racial justice task forces, and promoting justice reinvestment.

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