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January 31, 2018

Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2017

In recent years a number of states have enacted reforms designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. This briefing paper describes key reforms undertaken in 2017.
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January 22, 2018

Testimony to the MO Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence on Raise the Age

Josh Rovner
Senate Bill 793 provides necessary reform to align Missouri with the vast majority of states, including all of its neighbors, in addressing 17-year old offending in the juvenile justice system.
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January 10, 2018

Oklahoma’s Life-Sentenced Population Rising Faster than National Trends

Oklahoma CURE and The Sentencing Project
Oklahoma has increased its life-sentenced population steadily over the past 20 years to the point where one in eight prisoners is now serving life.
news
November 30, 2017

Race & Justice News: Equity in the Burgeoning Marijuana Industry

LA City Council considers “social equity” program to help marginalized groups participate in the cannabis business, black immigrants face disproportionate deportation risk, and more in Race and Justice News.
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November 08, 2017

The Sentencing Project's 2017 Annual Newsletter

Despite this changing political environment we have made strides in advancing justice and helping to shape a reform agenda for both policymakers and the advocacy community in 2017.
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October 26, 2017

Testimony to DC Council’s Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on the Youth Rehabilitation Amendment Act of 2017

Nazgol Ghandnoosh testifies in support of DC's Youth Incarceration Act (YRA), but encourages the Council to go further by increasing investments in prevention and raising the age of YRA eligibility to 25.
news
Still increase in racial disparities in juvenile justice
October 20, 2017

Still increase in racial disparities in juvenile justice

Josh Rovner
We should celebrate the declines in incarceration among youth of all races and ethnicities. But let’s not overlook the way these changes aren’t benefiting all our children in the same way.
publications
October 13, 2017

Juvenile Life Without Parole: An Overview

Josh Rovner
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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October 12, 2017

Native Disparities in Youth Incarceration

Native youth are three times as likely to be incarcerated as white youth.
publications
October 12, 2017

Latino Disparities in Youth Incarceration

Latino youth are 65 percent more likely to be detained or committed than their white peers.
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