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The Sentencing Project and The Southern Coalition for Social Justice will host an Advocate Training Conference, “Ensuring Racial Justice in the Criminal Justice System”, March 22,  2-3 p.m. EST.

To register for the program, RSVP to advocacy@sentencingproject.org!

This training will feature advocates engaged in developing state strategies for ensuring racial justice in the criminal justice system. The conference call agenda includes:

•  History of the Racial Justice Act in North Carolina;
•  Advocacy strategies that led to passage of the Racial Justice Act;
•  Implementation and political environment following enactment; and
•  Highlights from other states — Missouri, Texas, Iowa, and Vermont — where legislation has been introduced to eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

 More than 60% of people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their early 30s, 1 in every 10 is in prison or jail on any given day. These trends have been intensified by the disproportionate impact of the “war on drugs,” in which two-thirds of all persons in prison for drug offenses are people of color.

Presenters are:

•  Daryl Atkinson, The Southern Coalition for Social Justice;
•  Darryl Hunt, Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice;
•  Malcolm Hunter, Center for Death Penalty Litigation;
•  Nicole D. Porter, The Sentencing Project; and
•  James Williams, Co-Chair, Racial and Ethnic Bias Task Force of North Carolina.

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