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Utah Rep. Marsha Judkins Proposes Research into Racial Disparities in State’s Prisons

The racial disparities in Utah prisons have become so prominent that they warrant an examination into implicit bias, according to a proposal from state Rep. Marsha Judkins. The Republican lawmaker told the Standard-Examiner that she is working on a prosecution transparency bill that will collect data on how arrests, chargings,…

8 of 10 U.S. Prosecutors are White Males, Study Shows

A study released Tuesday by the Women Donors Network‘s Reflective Democracy Campaign draws a poor conclusion when it comes to diversity among American prosecutors. According to the findings, an estimated 95 percent of local and elected state prosecutors in 2014 were white. And the results don’t fare very well for…