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A 30-Year March Toward Justice: Celebrating The Sentencing Project’s 30th Anniversary

September 08, 2016
5:30-8:00 pm
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, D.C.

Please join The Sentencing Project for a celebration of our 30th anniversary! The evening will feature guest speakers including Vanita Gupta, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Click here to RSVP.

Criminal Sentencing Policies in the Era of Mass Incarceration

October 06, 2016
Tampa, FL
Ashley Nellis will deliver a presentation to members of the University of Tampa academic and policy community on the sentencing policies that have driven the U.S. system of mass incarceration and offer approaches for reform.

Community Colloquium on the Effects of Mass Incarceration

October 28, 2016
Tampa, FL

Marc Mauer will be the keynote speaker at a community colloquium dealing with the effects of mass incarceration on the community, families, inequality, and disenfranchisement hosted by the University of South Florida.

The Many Colors of Crime & Justice

November 16, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Ashley Nellis will present a paper at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting examining states’ increasing reliance on decades-long incapacitation, sometimes lasting to the end of life, as a favored public safety tool for serious offenders. This paper updates calculations from 2012 on the prevalence of life sentences (both with parole and without parole) around the country, and incorporates a first-ever comprehensive estimate of “virtual life sentences” to measure the use of sentences amounting to 50 years or more. The paper concludes with recommendations for scaling back the overuse of life and virtual life sentences in the U.S.

The Great Experiment: Realigning Criminal Justice in California and Beyond

November 16, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Marc Mauer will be on a panel at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting examining the impact of the Realignment policy in California that has resulted in a substantial reduction in the state’s prison population and increased supervision of individuals with felony convictions at the community level. Issues to be covered include impact on public safety and potential for policy expansion to other states.