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Racially Charged Cases Put Spotlight on Sentencing

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Racially Charged Cases Put Spotlight on Sentencing

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Recent high-profile cases, such as the case of the 'Jena Six' in Louisiana and Genarlow Wilson's case in Georgia, have brought attention to issues of equality in sentencing. Guests and callers discuss racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.

Guests:

Douglas Berman, law professor at Ohio State University

Hon. Anita Josey-Herring, D.C. Superior Court Judge, chief of the family division