Poorly educated face death penalty

fight the death penaltyNew Scientist reveals that ‘new computer system can predict which [US] death row prisoners will live and which will be killed – with chilling accuracy’.

It comes down not to race or gender (although being black or male considerable enhances your chances of being on death row), but education.

Like race and gender, a poor education is a product of the accident of birth; ending up in a deprived area with a failing school, say. So (and especially with race and gender removed from the mix) it’s clearer that that real culprit is social class.

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