Testimony of Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project, prepared for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, "Rising Prison Costs: Restricting Budgets and Crime Prevention Options."
In his testimony prepared for the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Rising Prison Costs: Restricting Budgets and Crime Prevention Options,” The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer highlights a number of ways that the United States can curb the unprecedented size of the federal prison system and the burdensome cost associated with its continued growth. He urges the members of the Committee, the Congress as a whole, and the Obama Administration to take action to address rising costs caused by the unsustainable growth of recent decades.
To read Mauer’s testimony, download the PDF below.
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