Two in once differences in the US justicesystem for the rich and the poor


One in ten Black males in their thirties is in prison or jail in the United States. A grim reminder that the country has two criminal systems: one for the poor, one for the rich, says expert on sentencing policy.

More than 60% of all people in US prison are now

racial and ethnic minorities,

and the vast majority are poor. The Sentencing Project, an NGO dedicated to addressing unjust and ineffective sentencing policies, wrote in a 2013 report that United States has two criminal justice systems: one for wealthy people and another for poor people and minorities.

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