For thirty years, The Sentencing Project has played a major role in producing research and analysis designed to shape the policy debate on these issues. Reforms that our work promoted in 2016 and that received wide coverage include:
- Publishing state-by-state estimates of the number of Americans who are prohibited from voting because of felony disenfranchisement—a record 6.1 million people.
- Continuing to build bipartisan support for sentencing reform in Congress, and to support state campaigns to restore voting rights for people with felony convictions and to advance racial impact statement policies.
- Documenting that African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at more than five times the rate of whites, and identifying contributing factors and providing recommendations to address these disparities.
Click here to read our 2016 Annual Report.