The report from The Sentencing Project provides an overview of the activities from the organization in 2013, including its work in research, public education at the national and local level, and policy advocacy. Among some of the items highlighted include a study that identifies a shift in the racial dynamics of incarceration, particularly among women; a report that discusses the national trend in prison closures; and more. The Sentencing Project also worked with partners to introduce the Smarter Sentencing Act, a law that would reduce mandatory sentencing for drug-related offenses. At the state level, the organization was a part of successful initiatives in Oregon— which adopted legislation requiring a racial impact statement during sentencing—and Delaware and Virginia, where access to voting increased for people with criminal records.
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