The Sentencing Project has worked for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system for 30 years.
The Sentencing Project is a leader in changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment.
Mission: The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by producing groundbreaking research to promote reforms in sentencing policy, address unjust racial disparities and practices, and to advocate for alternatives to incarceration.
As a result of The Sentencing Project’s 34 years of research, publications, and advocacy, many people know that this country is the world’s leader in incarceration; that racial disparities pervade the criminal justice system; that over six million Americans can’t vote because of felony convictions; and that thousands of women and children have lost food stamps and cash assistance as the result of convictions for drug offenses.
What We Do: 30 Years of Fighting to End Mass Incarceration
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Latino men born in 2001 can expect to go to prison in their lifetime