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Watch: A 30-Year March Toward Justice
September 13, 2016

Watch: A 30-Year March Toward Justice

Watch our 30th anniversary video celebrating The Sentencing Project's work over the last 30 years and looking ahead to the future of criminal justice reform
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Race & Justice News: Racial Disparities in Police Use of Force Exceed Disparities in Arrests
July 18, 2016

Race & Justice News: Racial Disparities in Police Use of Force Exceed Disparities in Arrests

Study finds that racial disparities in police use of force cannot be fully explained by racial disparities in arrest rates, thousands of Justice Department employees to receive implicit bias training, and more in our latest Race and Justice News.
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July 01, 2016

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.
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Race & Justice News: Racial Disparities in Sex Offender Registration
June 13, 2016

Race & Justice News: Racial Disparities in Sex Offender Registration

New study finds that sex offender registration across the country disproportionately affects black men, Department of Education urges university admissions to move "beyond the box," and more in Race and Justice News.
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State Advocacy Update: Strategies for Grassroots Advocacy and Coalition Building
June 07, 2016

State Advocacy Update: Strategies for Grassroots Advocacy and Coalition Building

Many advocates will take the summer to revisit their strategies and identify tactics to ramp up efforts for next session.
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Iowa Court Rejects Life Without Parole for Juveniles
May 27, 2016

Iowa Court Rejects Life Without Parole for Juveniles

The Iowa Supreme Court has banned sentencing youth under age 18 to life without parole, saying the sentence is unconstitutional because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
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May 13, 2016

Expanding Public Safety in the Era of Black Lives Matter

The narrative of “Black Lives Matter” offers a new framework for policymakers, activists, practitioners, and other stakeholders to think about a public safety strategy that is not solely defined by arrests and admissions to prison. This essay in the University of Miami Law Review provides an overview of evidence-based approaches for public safety interventions that exist outside of law enforcement interactions.
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April 05, 2016

Unfinished Project of Civil Rights in the Era of Mass Incarceration and The Movement for Black Lives

In this article published in the current issue of The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy Nicole D. Porter, The Sentencing Project's Director of Advocacy, discusses the collateral impacts of justice involvement on communities of color and how current social movements are challenging mass incarceration.
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April 01, 2016

Racial Disparities in Youth Commitments and Arrests

While youth incarceration has declined sharply over the last decade, racial disparities have actually increased. This report reviews the nationwide and state-by-state status of racial and ethnic disparities in commitments and the likely impact of growing racial disparities in arrests.
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State Advocacy Update: South Carolina Grassroots Effort to Address Mandatory Minimums
March 31, 2016

State Advocacy Update: South Carolina Grassroots Effort to Address Mandatory Minimums

Legislative proposals in Delaware and South Carolina aim to address lengthy prison terms for violent offenses.
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