Bill on prison racial disparity passes Vermont House

From the Greenfield Reporter, March 29, 2012:

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A bill calling for a study of the disproportionate number of African-Americans in Vermont‘s prisons has passed the House and is headed for the Senate.
Backers of the measure, which passed on a 132-7 roll call vote Wednesday, say the study will focus on whether African American defendants are sentenced more harshly by Vermont judges.
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