The Sentencing Project’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Kara Gotsch will speak on the Criminal Justice Reform 2.0 panel at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference. The panel will take an expansive look at criminal justice reform, examining issues such as e-incarceration and surveillance, confidential informants, and prison abolition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
Ashley Nellis will discuss her newest book—The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences, co-authored with Marc Mauer—with students and community members at the University of Texas’ William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law on The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences.