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Date: September 28, 2019 1:00 PM CT
Location:

New Orleans, LA

The Sentencing Project’s Director of Advocacy Nicole Porter will join Louisianans for Prison Alternatives for “Life With Other Possibilities: A Statewide Summit on Life Without Parole in Louisiana,” where she will speak on the “Building Resistance for the Long Term: Current Reform Efforts” panel.

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Date: October 5, 2019
Location:

Framingham, MA

Ashley Nellis, coauthor of The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences, will speak at a workshop on “Ending Life Imprisonment” at the Massachusetts Conference organized by the Massachusetts United Church of Christ. The workshop will follow-up the 2017 resolution in the Massachusetts Conference against life without parole by providing surprising details aboutMORE »

Date: October 11, 2019 9:00 AM CT
Location:

Tougaloo, MS

Marc Mauer will give a keynote address at a conference for “Mass Incarceration and Slavery” at Tougaloo College. The goal of the conference is: to understand the history and current state of mass incarceration and its connections to slavery, and use that knowledge to encourage reform and social justice.

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Date: November 13, 2019 — November 16, 2019
Location:

San Francisco, CA

Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis will present the latest research on life sentences in the United States at the American Society of Criminology Presidential Plenary session.

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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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Past Events

Date: September 18, 2019 6:30 PM ET
Location:

New York, NY

 

The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer and Senior Research Analyst Ashley Nellis will join a conversation, moderated by Nicole Porter, Director of Advocacy at The Sentencing Project, about ending life imprisonment, including a discussion of their recent book, The Meaning of Life: A Case for Abolishing Life Sentences.

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Date: September 18, 2019 12:15 PM ET
Location:

New York, NY

The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer and Senior Research Analyst Ashley Nellis will join the Center for Justice at Columbia University for a teach-in on ending life imprisonment and parole justice.

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Date: August 7, 2019
Location:

Albany, NH

Marc Mauer will discuss his new book—The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences, co-authored with Ashley Nellis—at the World Fellowship Center in New Hampshire.

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Date: July 17, 2019 1:00 PM ET 2:00 PM ET

Nearly half of the U.S. prison population is now serving time for a violent offense, including assault and robbery. While the First Step Act and other criminal justice reforms have limited the number of people imprisoned for drug crimes, they have yet to meaningfully reduce excessive penalties for violent crimes. Please join The Sentencing ProjectMORE »

Date: July 12, 2019
Location:

Detroit, MI

Marc Mauer will give the keynote address on his new book with Ashley Nellis, the Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences. After Marc’s address, there will be a response panel discussion with formerly incarcerated people who served long prison sentences.
Date: July 11, 2019 1:00 PM ET

While men comprise the overwhelming proportion of people in prison for life, the number of women serving life sentences is rising more quickly than it is for men. Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sentence. Please join advocates and experts forMORE »

Date: May 21, 2019 1:00 PM ET
Location:

Angola, Louisiana

Marc Mauer will discuss his new book with Ashley Nellis, The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences at Angola Prison Museum.
Date: May 20, 2019 5:45 PM CT
Location:

New Orleans, LA

Marc Mauer will discuss reforming life sentences with advocates at a Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) meeting.

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Date: April 16, 2019
Location:

Baltimore, MD

Ashley Nellis will join a panel on law and social movements at Johns Hopkins University’s Foreign Affairs Symposium to discuss her new book with Marc Mauer, The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences and the Campaign to End Life Imprisonment.

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Date: April 12, 2019
Location:

New York, NY

Marc Mauer will join a panel discussion at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College with leading experts about mass incarceration, following a screening of 13th—a documentary by filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

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