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    The Meaning of Life

    Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project, talked about his book, The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences.

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    Felons' Voting Rights

    Marc Mauer talked about limitations to convicted felons' right to vote and the report released October 6, 2016, by the Sentencing Project, Six Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony…

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    Sentencing Laws and the Prison System

    Justice Department officials and advocates testified at a hearing on legislation aimed at changing mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenders. Witnesses included Deputy…

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    Proposed Changes to Criminal Justice System

    Marc Mauer talked about the proposed changes to the nation’s criminal justice system, including sentencing reform and changes to death penalty laws. He also discussed how the next attorney…

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    Felony Voting Laws

    Marc Mauer joined by telephone to discuss laws that bar an estimated six million convicted felons from voting. He described the variety of state laws, the effect they have on elections, and…

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    Reforming Prison Sentencing

    Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, talked about the changing political climate for criminal justice reform and why he believes the expanding growth and cost of the…

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    U.S. Prison System Overcrowding

    Marc Mauer and Richard Viguerie talked about America’s overcrowded prison system, which had raised cause for concern for both liberal and conservative groups. The roundtable discussion focused on ways both sides…

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    Prison Policies

    Marc Mauer, executive director for Sentencing Project, talked about the impact of the fiscal crisis on state spending for prisons, the Obama administration and possible new directions in…

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    Panel on U.S. Prisons and Minorities

    Panelists participated in a forum on justice system reform and breaking the cycle of incarceration within minority communities. Among the topics they addressed were the root causes of criminal behavior, racial…

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    Reducing the Prison Population

    Panelists spoke about a report on the rising prison population, ways to reduce prison populations and potential reforms in the criminal justice system. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Felony Disenfranchisment

    Participants talked about whether convicted felons should be allowed to vote. Among the topics were differences in disenfranchisement practices in different states, methods used by…

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    African-Americans and the Criminal Justice System

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    Crime Prevention Oversight

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    The Drug War: The Cycle of Disparity

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed issues such as alternative…

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    Impact of Drug Laws

    Panelists talked about the impacts of strict federal drug laws on the African-American community, prison populations, and on race relations. Following their remarks they answered questions…

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    Black on Black Crime

    The participants talked about the trends and consequences of crime in the black community. They talked about quality of life for all citizens and rehabilitation of young men released from…

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    Crime Prevention and Local Partnerships

    During a forum on criminal justice and the recently passed crime bill, the panelists discussed additional legislative steps which might be taken on the national and local level to reduce crime.…

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    Alternatives to Incarceration

    The panelists discussed alternatives to incarceration, from the death penalty to service programs, within the larger issues of crime prevention and deterrence, especially regarding the…

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    Conference on Crime: Alternatives to Prison

    American University held a panel discussion on crime.

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    Crime Legislation

    The guests discussed the merits of a proposal which advocated life sentences for those convicted of three violent felonies. Topics included the history of the proposal and its specific…

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