When Congress passed the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), the intent was, “in terms of fundamental fairness,” to ensure “that the same type of conduct is punishable on the Federal level in all cases.” In this amicus brief, The Sentencing Project argues that he ACCA has done more to undermine the goals of consistency, fairness, and certainty than to advance them.
To read the amicus brief, download the PDF below.
May 27, 2021
Letter in Support of the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act and First Step Implementation Act
In a letter of support submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Amy Fettig expressed the importance of advancing the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act (S.312) and the First Step Implementation Act (S.1014).
February 17, 2021
No End In Sight: America's Enduring Reliance on Life Imprisonment
In the United States, more than 200,000 people are serving life sentences – one out of every seven in prison.