Collateral Consequences News
December 3, 2014 (The Sentencing Project)
Center for American Progress Report on Eliminating Barriers to Reentry
This week, the Center for American Progress released an important new report analyzing barriers to economic security and mobility for people with criminal records and making recommendations for reform. The Sentencing Project's Marc Mauer appeared at an event highlighting the release of the report and joined a panel conversation to discuss these issues.
December 3, 2014
Race and Justice News
Policing: African Americans Experience Disproportionate Police Contact Across U.S.
Marijuana Reforms: Will Decriminialization and Legalization End Racially Disparate Enforcement?
State Punitiveness: Black Population Size Predicts State Punitiveness
Legislative Reforms: Crack Sentencing and the Felony Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits
November 20, 2014 (The Sentencing Project)
New Resource for Information and Commentary on Collateral Consequences
The Collateral Consequences Resource Center has launched a new website to raise awareness and promote discussion on the laws and policies that create barriers to reentry. The site will provide news and commentary about developments in courts and legislatures, practice and advocacy resources, and advice about how to restore rights and status in various jurisdictions. The Center aims to reach a broad audience of lawyers and other criminal justice practitioners, scholars and researchers, policymakers and legislators, as well as those most directly affected by the consequences of conviction.
November 19, 2014
State Advocacy Update: 2014 Midterm Analysis and More
2014 Midterm Analysis
Helpful Campaign Strategies
Reducing Prison Population
November 17, 2014 (The Sentencing Project)
New Publication: Incorporating Racial Equity into Criminal Justice Reform
There are few areas of American society where racial disparities are as profound and as troubling as in the criminal justice system. Our newest report, Incorporating Racial Equity into Criminal Justice Reform, provides an overview of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and a framework for developing and implementing remedies for these disparities.