In his testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Commission, The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer calls for the following recommendations:
- That the crack cocaine guidelines should be set at a level that is not excessive, and is consistent with the spirit of the legislative change.
- That the guidelines change should be made retroactive in order to benefit offenders currently in prison.
- That the Commission should revise guidelines for other drug offenses as well in order to reduce excessively lengthy imprisonment.
To read Mauer’s testimony, download the PDF below.
June 14, 2016
The Color of Justice 2016 Report
African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at more than five times the rate of whites, and at least ten times the rate in five states. This report documents the rates of incarceration for whites, African Americans, and Hispanics in each state, identifies three contributors to racial and ethnic disparities in imprisonment, and provides recommendations for reform.
October 07, 2021
Sign-on Letter: Pass the Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021
Justice organizations urge the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia to pass Bill 4-0338, the Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021 as a necessary, common sense approach to juvenile justice reform that will create better outcomes for youth and communities, will treat children as children, and will make significant steps forward in advancing racial equity.