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September 06, 2022

Formerly Incarcerated People and Advocacy Organizations Urge Reform of US Bureau of Prisons

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August 23, 2022

Private Prisons in the United States

Twenty-six states and the federal government incarcerated 99,754 people in private prisons in 2020, representing 8% of the total state and federal prison population.
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August 18, 2022

New National Poll shows Majority Favor Guaranteed Right to Vote for All

Voters in the United States are ready for all citizens of this country to be eligible to vote, no matter their relationship with the criminal justice system.
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August 18, 2022

Amicus Brief in Support of Lawsuit Ending North Carolina Felony Disenfranchisement Law

North Carolina law disproportionately deprives Black North Carolinians of the right to vote and prolongs their disenfranchisement based on circumstances that are marked by persistent racial inequity and have no connection to the legitimate interests of the State.
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August 15, 2022

Request for a Thematic Hearing on Life Imprisonment in the Americas

The Sentencing Project, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Penal Reform International submitted a request to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for a thematic hearing on life imprisonment in the Organization of American States (OAS) region.
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Repurposing Correctional Facilities to Strengthen Communities
August 11, 2022

Repurposing Correctional Facilities to Strengthen Communities

Twenty-one states partially closed or fully closed at least one correctional facility since 2000, resulting in a trend of prison repurposing in which old prisons are converted for community and commercial use.
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July 27, 2022

Voting in Jails: Advocacy Strategies to #UnlocktheVote

Every year, hundreds of thousands of eligible incarcerated voters are unable to cast their ballot due to misinformation, institutional bureaucracy and de-prioritization among government officials. This advocacy brief highlights strategies to improve ballot access for incarcerated people who are legally eligible to vote.
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July 27, 2022

Comments to the Food and Drug Administration on the Proposed Ban of Menthol Cigarettes

The Sentencing Project submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed Tobacco Product Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes.
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July 20, 2022

Comment on Home Confinement Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Amy Fettig submitted comments to the Office of the Attorney General on behalf of The Sentencing project regarding the United States Department of Justice’s proposed rule on CARES Act Home Confinement.
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July 14, 2022

Shadow Report to the United Nations on Racial Disparities in Sentencing in the United States

The Sentencing Project and the ACLU submitted a shadow report to the United Nations on the impact of racial disparities in sentencing.
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