The Sentencing Project

Host Margot Patterson talks with Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and author of Race to Incarcerate, a groundbreaking book on how sentencing policies led to the explosive expansion of the U.S. prison population. A second edition was published in 2006 and a graphic novel version in 2013. Mauer is also the co-editor of Invisible Punishment, a 2002 collection of essays by prominent criminal justice experts on the social cost of imprisonment.

Established in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

The Sentencing Project was founded to provide defense lawyers with sentencing advocacy training and to reduce the reliance on incarceration. Since that time, The Sentencing Project has become a leader in the effort to bring national attention to disturbing trends and inequities in the criminal justice system with a successful formula that includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns and strategic advocacy for policy reform.

The Sentencing Project
1705 DeSales Street, NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
202.628.0871
202.628.1091 (fax)
staff@sentencingproject.org

Christmas Behind Bars

Last year Margot sat down with Macy Jones and Deon Hare to talk about what Christmas is like when one is incarcerated. The interview started as a discussion of the change in prison routine on Chritmas but then took a turn into the loss of hope and faith one feels when incarcerated and how faith and hope can be renewed. We replay this interview to remind our listeners that even the worst mistakes we make in our lives need not define who we are going forward. This is a very life affirming story for the Holiday Season.

ON Jaws of Justice Radio | December 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

The Sentencing Project Works For Fairness and Christmas In Prison Reprise

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The Sentencing Project

Host Margot Patterson talks with Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and author of Race to Incarcerate, a groundbreaking book on how sentencing policies led to the explosive expansion of the U.S. prison population. A second edition was published in 2006 and a graphic novel version in 2013. Mauer is also the co-editor of Invisible Punishment, a 2002 collection of essays by prominent criminal justice experts on the social cost of imprisonment.

Established in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

The Sentencing Project was founded to provide defense lawyers with sentencing advocacy training and to reduce the reliance on incarceration. Since that time, The Sentencing Project has become a leader in the effort to bring national attention to disturbing trends and inequities in the criminal justice system with a successful formula that includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns and strategic advocacy for policy reform.

The Sentencing Project
1705 DeSales Street, NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
202.628.0871
202.628.1091 (fax)
staff@sentencingproject.org

Christmas Behind Bars

Last year Margot sat down with Macy Jones and Deon Hare to talk about what Christmas is like when one is incarcerated. The interview started as a discussion of the change in prison routine on Chritmas but then took a turn into the loss of hope and faith one feels when incarcerated and how faith and hope can be renewed. We replay this interview to remind our listeners that even the worst mistakes we make in our lives need not define who we are going forward. This is a very life affirming story for the Holiday Season.

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