ACLU report: Racial disparities in sentencing of cases brought by Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

  • Black and Hispanic people spend more time being incarcerated than white people when prosecuted by the MCAO.
  • Hispanic people are sentenced to longer sentences for marijuana charges than Black or white people in Maricopa County.
  • Black people receive longer sentences for drug paraphernalia than Hispanic or white people in Maricopa County.
  • White people are more likely to have their case dismissed than Hispanic or Black people in Maricopa County.
  • When ordered to pay a fine, Hispanic people pay “significantly” larger fines than white people.

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