Marc Mauer is one of the nation's leading experts on sentencing policy, race and the criminal justice system. He has directed programs on criminal justice policy reform for more than 30 years and serves as executive director of The Sentencing Project, a national nonprofit organization engaged in research and advocacy on criminal justice policy.

His critically acclaimed book, Race to Incarcerate, was named a semifinalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and he is the co-editor of Invisible Punishment, a collection of essays that examine the social costs of incarceration. He has testified before Congress and other legislative bodies, frequently lectures before a broad range of national and international audiences, and appears regularly on television and radio programs.

Mauer has served as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University and Payne Theological Seminary. He is the recipient of the Donald Cressey Award for contributions to criminal justice research, the Alfred Lindesmith Award for drug policy scholarship and the Maud Booth Award for correctional services.

March 20, 2014

Why Prison Populations Are Shrinking and How to Shrink Them More

Saving money isn't the only reason to continue reforming sentencing and helping former inmates stay out.