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Minorities ‘more likely to be jailed than white people for same crimes’

David Lammy MP

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PEOPLE from ethnic minorities are more likely to be jailed to for certain types of crime than white people convicted of the same offences, a British government-commissioned review into race and the criminal justice system has found. Labour MP David Lammy, who is heading the review, wrote in an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday (November 16) that most people from minorities who were born in Britain believed there was discrimination in the system. “Our criminal justice system has a trust deficit,” he wrote. Preliminary findings by the Lammy review show that for among those convicted at Magistrates’…

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