January 28, 2016
State Advocacy Update: Unlocking the Vote with Grassroots Support
Maryland: Unlocking the Vote
New Jersey: Challenging Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Missouri: Scaling Back Truth in Sentencing
Other News: Conneticut, Delaware, Kansas, and more
January 20, 2016
Race & Justice News: The Limits of Focusing on Racial Disparity
Books: Youth of Color in the Changing Juvenile Justice System
The Limits of Focusing on Racial Disparity
Policing: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in New Jersey’s Low-Level Offense Arrests
Milwaukee Police Department Requests Justice Department Review
Nationwide Racial Disparities in Drivers Killed by Police
Sentencing: Rhode Island’s Overburdened and Racially Imbalanced Probation System
January 7, 2016 (Guardian)
Our compassion for drug users should not be determined by race
"Political leaders are displaying increasing amounts of empathy for those suffering from addiction. But, in a society still largely divided along racial lines, our willingness to express compassion is all too often a function of how much we can personally identify with those who are suffering – and that goes for presidential candidates too," writes The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Marc Mauer in the Guardian.
January 3, 2016 (Democracy Journal)
A 20-Year Maximum for Prison Sentences
To kick off 2016, Democracy Journal asked contributors for one targeted and straightforward idea that the next presidential administration should pursue in a symposium called "16 for ’16." The Sentencing Project's Marc Mauer's contribution proposes a 20-year maximum on federal sentences, barring exceptional circumstances.
December 16, 2015 (The Sentencing Project)
Race & Justice News: Are Judges or Prosecutors Driving Racial Disparity in Sentencing?
Federal Sentencing: Are Judges or Prosecutors Driving Racial Disparity in Post-Booker Sentencing?
Prosecution: Caddo Parish Elects First Black District Attorney
Pretrial Detention: Pretrial Detention Based on Resources, Not Risk, Produces Racial Disparities and Fuels Mass Incarceration
Juvenile Justice: Deeper Justice-System Involvement Increases Youth Mortality
Minority Threat in Juvenile Court Outcomes