Marc Mauer

Board Member

Marc Mauer retired as Executive Director of The Sentencing Project in 2020 after 33 years with the organization. During his tenure he led national efforts to produce ground-breaking research and major campaigns for public education and advocacy. His critically acclaimed book, Race to Incarcerate, was named a semifinalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; he also served as  co-editor of Invisible Punishment, a collection of essays that examine the social costs of incarceration and the co-author of The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences. In 2018 he was selected as a Frederick Douglass 200 awardee as one of the “individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Frederick Douglass.”