U.K. PM Cameron appoints MP to investigate racial discrimination in British criminal justice system
- Labour PM David Lammy will lead a government review of the British criminal justice system.
- Black and other ethnic minorities account for more than 25% of British prisoners despite only comprising 14% of the population of England and Wales.
- Minorities are also disproportionately more likely to represent Crown Court defendants and receive custodial sentences if found guilty than white counterparts.
“David Cameron calls on David Lammy to investigate race bias in UK courts” (The Guardian)
“David Cameron appoints David Lammy to lead review into racism in the justice system” (The Independent)
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