November 19, 2019
The report by FWD.us says African American men make up 13% of Mississippi’s population but are 75% of those receiving sentences of at least 20 years. The report says the 78 Mississippi inmates serving sentences of at least 50 years for drug crimes were sentenced to a collective 4,668 years and they have already been imprisoned 1,108 years. Photo by Trip Burns
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Mississippi’s habitual offender laws are causing “extreme” prison sentences that are disproportionally affecting African American men and are costing the state millions of dollars for decades of incarceration, according to ...