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New study finds that in Wisconsin white people get better plea deals than black people

The Marshall Project recently reported on a study of over 30,000 plea deals in misdemeanor cases in Wisconsin. It found that white people were 74% more likely than black people to have all charges carrying potential prison time dropped, dismissed or reduced. Read more here.

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  • Daniel chapman October 30, 2017, 7:48 am

    No data in this article, it probably didn’t control for the county, and it is about New York.

  • admin October 30, 2017, 8:13 am

    The study that is the focus of the article is about Wisconsin. The study’s author chose to focus on Dane County as having a large number of cases to study and a racial makeup close to that of the state as a whole.

  • Tim Teas October 30, 2017, 9:20 am

    Seems about right. We have a racially mixed son in the DOC serving a 37 year sentence. His appeal process’s have been met with nothing but negative outcomes over the past 18 years.

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