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'Bias On The Bench' - Florida's Broken Sentencing System

Screenshot from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's "Bias on the Bench" series online.
Screenshot from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's "Bias on the Bench" series online.

An analysis by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune has found that black defendants in Florida spend a longer time behind bars than white defendants for the same types of crimes.

Josh Salman, Emily Le Coz and Elizabeth Johnson spent a year reporting the series " Bias on the Bench."

Salman joined WUSF Morning Edition Host Carson Cooper from the Sarasota newsroom, where he explained what launched their reporting project.

Listen to the conversation here: 

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