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Plea Bargaining on the Rise, Contributing to Racial Disparities

December 08, 2015
The Sentencing Project's Research Analyst Nazgol Ghandnoosh appeared on RT to discuss the proliferation of plea deals in the United States.

According the United States Sentencing Commission, over 90 percent of convictions in the federal system come from guilty pleas. For state systems, the figure is around 95 percent. The Sentencing Project’s Research Analyst Nazgol Ghandnoosh appeared on RT to discuss the proliferation of plea deals, the way they create a “black box” within the criminal justice system, how they exacerbate existing racial disparities.

Watch the interview below or on RT‘s website.

 
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