In testimony submitted before the DC Jails and Justice Task Force, Nicole Porter, Director of Advocacy at The Sentencing Project, highlighted ways to meet DC residents’ basic needs with a focus on preventing crime and affirming community connections.
To read her full testimony, 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.