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Date: October 15, 2020 10:30 AM ET 12:30 PM ET

The Sentencing Project, Wayne State University, and advocates currently serving life at the Detroit Reentry Center and Women’s Huron Correctional Facility will host a discussion on the impact of life sentences and the growing movement calling for “Second Look” policies that scale back long-term incarceration.

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Date: September 1, 2020 — September 30, 2020

 

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Date: August 19, 2020 1:00 PM ET

The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Amy Fettig will join a panel discussion on narratives around life imprisonment and other extreme sentences for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ 19th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference.

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Date: August 19, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Rates of violent crime have been rising in some cities in recent weeks and this uptick is rapidly becoming politicized. These changes in crime levels come in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and renewed calls for racial justice.

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Date: July 29, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Join The Sentencing Project for a webinar exploring historical and current approaches to reallocate funding throughout the U.S. criminal justice system toward education, quality housing, health care, and living wage employment — priority areas that can directly influence crime rates.

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Date: June 24, 2020 1:30 PM ET

The Sentencing Project’s Ashley Nellis and Nicole Porter will join the 2020 Innovations Conference for a discussion on “Challenging Life Sentences.” The online event will bring together criminal justice reform experts and advocates from around the country to discuss how bold, transformative change can be achieved to #ShrinkTheSystem.

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Date: April 16, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Join The Sentencing Project and our allies working to influence Congress and the administration for an important advocacy conversation as Congress prepares its fourth legislative response to the COVID-19 emergency so we can ensure the lives of incarcerated people are protected.

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Date: April 10, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

The Sentencing Project’s Marc Mauer will join the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) for a virtual fireside chat on what is being done for people in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chat will focus on how calls for decarceration have left people with extreme sentences left out of consideration for release.

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Date: March 7, 2020 — February 8, 2020
Location:

New York, NY

The Sentencing Project’s Nicole Porter will be speaking on the Campaign to End Life Imprisonment and state second look trends at the Columbia University Center for Justice’s Beyond the Bars Conference.

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Date: March 3, 2020 12:30 PM EST
Location:

Durham, NC

The Sentencing Project’s Senior Research Analyst Ashley Nellis will discuss her book—The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences, co-authored with Marc Mauer—at the Duke University School of Law.

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Date: January 31, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Location:

Charlottesville, VA

The Sentencing Project’s Senior Research Analyst Ashley Nellis will join the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society to discuss life imprisonment in Virginia and the United States.

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Date: December 11, 2019 4:00 PM ET

The Sentencing Project’s Senior Research Analyst Nazgol Ghandnoosh will join The Justice Collaborative for a webinar on Second Look legislation. The webinar will discuss the legislative movement in multiple states to expand opportunities for parole and for resentencing people who were sentenced to extreme sentences.

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Date: November 17, 2019 10:50 am
Location:

Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA

The Sentencing Project’s Kara Gotsch and Nazgol Ghandnoosh will discuss ending life imprisonment at the 2019 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ).

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Date: November 14, 2019 6:30 PM PT
Location:

San Francisco, CA

The Sentencing Project’s Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis, co-authors of The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences will join UnCommon Law for a discussion on life sentences in the United States.

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Date: November 14, 2019 — November 15, 2019
Location:

Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, VA

The Sentencing Project’s Kara Gotsch will join The Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice’s “2019 Annual Symposium: Issues in Federal Sentencing: Privilege, Disparity, and a Way Forward” for a panel discussion, titled, “A Way Forward: Efforts for Reform.”

The panel will assess what can be done in and out of theMORE »