The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer testified before the U.S Sentencing Commission on issues of racial disparity in federal sentencing following the changes in federal guidelines as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Booker v. United States. The testimony looks at the decisionmaking processes that contribute to racial disparity in sentencing and recommends developing a broader range of non-prison sentencing options.
To read Mauer’s testimony, download the PDF below.
January 15, 2021
Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2020
In recent years most states have enacted reforms designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and the impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. This briefing paper describes key reforms that were prioritized in 2020.
December 02, 2020
Letter on Oversight Hearing for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service
The Sentencing Project wrote to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee about its oversight hearing for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service, in regards to the government's response to the pandemic in federal prisons.