Terms of Use

Use of materials

The materials contained in this website are protected by copyright and trademark law. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the information and documents on The Sentencing Project’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • modify the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose;
  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on The Sentencing Project’s website; or
    remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials.


The materials on The Sentencing Project’s website are provided “as is.” The Sentencing Project makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.


In no event shall The Sentencing Project be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on The Sentencing Project’s website, even if The Sentencing Project or a The Sentencing Project authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and errata

The materials appearing on The Sentencing Project’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Sentencing Project may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. The Sentencing Project does not make any commitment to update the materials.


The Sentencing Project is not responsible for the contents of any website linked to on The Sentencing Project’s website. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Sentencing Project of the linked site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

Mobile messaging

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Site terms of use modifications

The Sentencing Project may revise these terms of use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions.

Governing law

Any claim relating to The Sentencing Project’s website shall be governed by federal law and the laws of the District of Columbia without regard to its conflict of law provisions.