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Marc Mauer
Marc Mauer is the Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and the author of Race to Incarcerate.

Entries by Marc Mauer

Can We Wait 88 Years to End Mass Incarceration?

(4) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 2:40 PM

This post was co-authored with Dr. Nazgol Ghandnoosh, a research analyst at The Sentencing Project.

By many measures, there is growing momentum for criminal justice reform. Changes in federal drug-sentencing policy, passed by Congress in 2010, will help to reduce sentence lengths and racial disparity. We hear less...

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The New Assault on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

(9) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Every year, nearly 700,000 people walk out of prison and return to our communities. They seek jobs at our local businesses, relax in our public parks and stand in line with us at the supermarket. You would think we would do everything we could to help them transition...

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The Missing Black Voters

(41) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 1:20 PM

Co-authored by Christopher Uggen

A new Census Bureau report highlights a significant milestone in electoral participation, finding that in the 2012 election African Americans voted at a higher rate than whites for the first time. The two point black margin of 66 percent vs. 64 percent represents a sharp shift...

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"Prison Break" Lemonade

(6) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 5:29 PM

The New York Times reports that savvy marketers trying to reach new audiences are developing TV ads with several different endings. The goal is "to entertain the target audience of men and women ages 21 to 34" so that they don't just zap through the spots.


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I Was Stopped, But Not Frisked

(48) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 3:09 PM

Behind the searing light, a man yelled. "This is the police. Put your hands up."

I was only five minutes from home, walking through an unlighted stretch on my way to the community center to work out in my Silver Spring, Maryland, neighborhood, an MP3 of Stevie Wonder crooning in...

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