Save Second Chances in DC
The Washington, DC Council is reversing course and considering expanding mandatory minimums, weakening the District’s second chance law, and expanding youth detention, among other concerning provisions. Urge the DC Council to protect second chances and oppose regressive legislation!
Guarantee the Right to Vote in America
Urge legislators to protect voting rights for all! The Democracy Restoration Act would expand voting rights to persons after incarceration including individuals completing their sentence in the community.
End the Ban on Food Stamps for People with Drug Convictions
Urge Congress to end the ban on food stamps for people with drug convictions and pass the RESTORE Act, which would immediately repeal the lifetime federal ban on individuals with felony drug convictions from receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Support the Safer Detention Act!
The Safer Detention Act would give aging and terminally people in federal prisons the opportunity to seek compassionate relief. It would also reauthorize and expand the Elderly Home Confinement Pilot Program, which would provide another pathway for elderly and sick people to leave prison.
Stop Congress from Building Another Prison in Kentucky
The construction of a new federal prison in Kentucky is a costly and unnecessary proposal, motivated by a desire to create a federal jobs program in eastern Kentucky, not to accommodate the actual needs of the Bureau of Prisons or public safety. Tell your federal lawmakers to cancel funding for another prison in Kentucky!
Join the Second Look Movement in Michigan
The Sentencing Project is gearing up for some big announcements for legislative reform to advance Second Look reforms in Michigan. Join us if you're interested in aiding in this movement!
Sign up to be a Democracy Champion today
The Sentencing Project is spearheading a campaign to bring access to the ballot to all. Sign up to receive invites to our national jail-based voting coalition monthly calls and support to help bring jail-based voting.
Help end mass incarceration and racial injustice
The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective criminal justice system through our groundbreaking research, effective advocacy, and by building the capacity of national, state, and local organizations. But we can’t do this vital work without your support.