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.
June 14, 2016
The Color of Justice 2016 Report
African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at more than five times the rate of whites, and at least ten times the rate in five states. This report documents the rates of incarceration for whites, African Americans, and Hispanics in each state, identifies three contributors to racial and ethnic disparities in imprisonment, and provides recommendations for reform.
October 07, 2021
Sign-on Letter: Pass the Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021
Justice organizations urge the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia to pass Bill 4-0338, the Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021 as a necessary, common sense approach to juvenile justice reform that will create better outcomes for youth and communities, will treat children as children, and will make significant steps forward in advancing racial equity.