This testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security examines how convictions can impose barriers to reentry for formerly incarcerated reforms and provides recommendations for reform.
In his testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer presents an overview of the range of consequences that affect people with criminal convictions as well as an assessment of their impact on reentry, recidivism, and civic participation. He also offers recommendations for reform to address some of these issues.
Homicides involving white victims are significantly more likely to be "cleared" by the arrest of a suspect than homicides involving victims of color, causing racial disparities in capital sentencing to begin as early as police investigations. Learn more in Race & Justice News.