While it is well known that national rates of imprisonment for African Americans are higher than for other groups, substantial variation exists among the states in the degree of racial disparity in the use of incarceration. In addition, the increasing rate of incarceration of African American males is now creating a variety of unintended consequences of great concern.
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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.