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'Bias On The Bench' - Florida's Broken Sentencing System

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The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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Screenshot from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's "Bias on the Bench" series online.

An analysis by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune has found that black defendants in Florida spend a longer time behind bars than white defendants for the same types of crimes.

Josh Salman, Emily Le Coz and Elizabeth Johnson spent a year reporting the series "Bias on the Bench."

Salman joined WUSF Morning Edition Host Carson Cooper from the Sarasota newsroom, where he explained what launched their reporting project.

Listen to the conversation here: