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SENTENCING GUIDELINES
(2008-05-22)
(wgvu) - A STUDY OUT TODAY SAYS MICHIGAN SENTENCING
GUIDELINES VIRTUALLY ERASE DISCRIMINATION IN CRIMINAL PUNISHMENTS.
THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS STUDIED GUIDELINES IN
MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA AND VIRGINIA.
THE STUDY CONCLUDES THE GUIDELINES IN ALL THREE STATES RESULT IN
CONSISTENT SENTENCES THAT GENERALLY AREN'T INFLUENCED BY RACE AND
ECONOMIC STATUS.
THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES MOVEMENT THAT BEGAN IN THE 1970S WAS
AIMED AT WIPING OUT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.
AT LEAST 20 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NOW USE THEM.
VIRGINIA'S GUIDELINES ARE VOLUNTARY, MINNESOTA'S ARE MOSTLY
MANDATORY AND MICHIGAN'S ARE IN BETWEEN.
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