Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection


Racial discrimination in jury selection is rampant across a wide swath of Southern States found the Alabama based staff of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in a new report, “ Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy.”

They looked closely at jury selection procedures in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee and found that racially discrimatory practices continue especially in serious criminal and capital cases.

Read the report here.

Use the Crime Report for more information on racial discrimination.

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