May 05, 2017
Juvenile Life Without Parole: An Overview
The United States stands alone as the only nation that sentences people to life without parole for crimes committed before turning 18. This briefing paper reviews the Supreme Court precedents that limited the use of JLWOP and the challenges that remain.
May 03, 2017
Still Life: America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences
Amid historically low crime rates, a record 206,268 people are serving life or virtual life sentences—one of every seven people in prison.
April 20, 2017
The Sentencing Project Releases Its 2016 Annual Report
Learn more about how our research and analysis in 2016 played a major role in shaping the policy debate around criminal justice reform.
April 14, 2017
Race & Justice News: Examining Racial Disparity in Exonerations
Black people represent almost half of innocent defendants wrongfully convicted of crimes, lawsuit charges Milwaukee police with racially biased stop-and-frisks, and more in the latest Race and Justice News.
March 31, 2017
State Advocacy Update: Mid-Session Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform
Over 40 state legislatures remain in session, with lawmakers and advocates advancing sentencing code reform, reductions in technical violations, assessments of racial disparity, and limits to collateral consequences for persons with criminal convictions.
March 13, 2017
Race & Justice News: Bail Reform in New Jersey, Maryland, and Illinois
State reports reveal cash bail disproportionately impacts poor and minority defendants, Homeland Security expands federal immigration enforcement, and more in our latest Race and Justice News.
March 07, 2017
Trends in U.S. Corrections
The Sentencing Project's key fact sheet provides a compilation of major developments in the criminal justice system over the past several decades.