In 2020, 5.2 million Americans were banned from voting due to a felony conviction. The Sentencing Project is committed to expanding voting rights in every state and works with state partners to provide specific data on state felony disenfranchisement.
If you are interested in working with The Sentencing Project to expand voting rights in your state, please contact Nicole D. Porter (email@example.com) or Keeda Haynes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
State Felony Disenfranchisement Briefs:
September 07, 2021
Meeting the Back-to-School Challenge: Get Involved!
By investing in proven solutions and partnering with the community, the education system can avert potential tragedy in 2021-22 and establish a new normal in our education system that fosters success, promotes equity, and recognizes the realities of adolescent behavior and brain development.
September 13, 2021
Letter Supporting Immediate Consideration and Passage of Sentencing Reform Legislation
The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Amy Fettig urged the U.S. Senate to take immediate steps to consider and pass sentencing reform legislation that builds upon the important progress enacted in 2018 with passage of the First Step Act. At least three bipartisan sentencing reform proposals, the First Step Implementation Act (S.1014), the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act (S.312), and the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act (S.601) await a floor vote after the Judiciary Committee approved them this past spring.