Skip to main content
Publications

Comparative International Rates of Incarceration: An Examination of Causes and Trends

June 01, 2003
In testimony delivered to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, The Sentencing Project's Assistant Director Marc Mauer identifies the factors responsible for exorbitant U.S. incarceration rates and provides international comparisons.

In testimony delivered to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, The Sentencing Project’s Assistant Director Marc Mauer identifies the factors responsible for exorbitant U.S. incarceration rates and provides international comparisons.

To read the testimony, download the PDF below.

 
Related Posts
news
The Brian Lehrer Show: Calling for the End of Life Sentences
January 16, 2019

The Brian Lehrer Show: Calling for the End of Life Sentences

Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis argue against any sentence longer than 20 years on WNYC's the Brian Lehrer Show.
publications
January 16, 2019

Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2018

Nicole Porter
In 2018, formerly incarcerated activists, lawmakers, and advocates worked to challenge mass incarceration. This briefing paper highlights key changes in criminal justice policy achieved.