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    UK Prime Minister David Cameron ordered on Sunday to make a review of the country's criminal justice system to investigate into possible bias against black and minority ethnic (BAME) defendants.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the government data, BAME people make up more than a quarter of all prisoners, while they represent only 14 percent of the country's population. BAME individuals also receive custodial sentences more often than white criminals.

    The review is expected to present recommendations to make sure that all defendants within the criminal justice system are treated equally and to reduce the proportion of BAME individuals in it.

    "I have asked David Lammy MP to lead a review of the over-representation of defendants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds in the criminal justice system. And this will include examining possible sentencing and prosecutorial disparity," Cameron said in a statement.


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