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The Unbearable Heaviness of Adulthoodnew

According to The Sentencing Project, black youth are twice as likely to be arrested than white youth, something that affected me even as a minor, and though 58 percent of black youth are sent to adult prisons, it's scary to think that being sentenced to a juvenile detention center is no longer an option for me.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adria Walker  |  08-07-2015  |  Civil Liberties

Voting Rights Elusive for Ex-Felons in Virginianew

The Sentencing Project estimates that one in 41 adults have lost their voting rights because of a felony conviction. And while each state has its own laws regarding the restoration of a felon's civil rights, Virginia has one of the harshest sets of laws that make restoring your civil rights after a felony conviction a slog through a bureaucratic wasteland.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Scott Weaver  |  05-21-2008  |  Politics

Racial Disparities Prevail in Wisconsin's Justice Systemnew

New studies from The Sentencing Project, Human Rights Watch, and a governor's commission show the state's justice system treats black and white drug offenders differently.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  05-16-2008  |  Crime & Justice

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