A new study found that white offenders convicted of a crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence receive harsher punishments than other races, the BizPacReview reports.
The study, released by the United States Sentencing Commission this week, found that white offenders had the longest average sentence among those convicted of crimes carrying mandatory minimum sentences.
According to the study, white offenders received an average of 127 months in prison while black offenders received 119 months and Hispanic offenders received 93 months.
Ironically, the stats are the opposite when it comes to who commits these offenses.
The study found that Hispanic offenders committed 40 percent of these criminals while black offenders accounted for 30 percent and white offenders accounted for 27 percent.
The study does not that there has been a drop in mandatory minimum sentences since 2011, pointing to policies adopted by the Obama administration that were aimed at reducing the number of black offenders in prison.
Featured image via United States Sentencing Commission