White People Get Better Plea Deals, Study Shows

Prosecutors are significantly more likely to offer plea deals to white defendants than their black counterparts, a new study shows. After studying over 30,000 misdemeanor cases in Wisconsin over seven years, Loyola Law School professor Carlos Berdejó discovered white people facing misdemeanor charges were more than 74 percent more likely than black people to have a judge drop, dismiss or shorten their prison sentences.