At the International Corrections and Prison Association’s 6th Annual Conference in Beijing, China, Marc Mauer addressed the experience of what has been termed the “get tough” movement in the United States, a change in policy over the past thirty years that has resulted in an unprecedented rise in the prison population in our country.
To read his remarks, download the PDF below.
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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.