From 1970 to 2010, the number of people in state and federal prisons went from 200,000 to more than 1.6 million. Roughly one in every 107 American adults is behind bars. How did we become the world’s leading prison nation? Are we at a turning point for prison policy in the United States?
The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer appeared on San Francisco public radio station KALW’s Your Call to discuss how the United States became the world’s largest jailer and prospects for reform today with host Rose Aguilar and UC Berkeley professor Steven Raphael.
Listen to the hour-long show here.
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.
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.