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Date: 6:30pm EDT March 19

The Sentencing Project

Nicole Porter of The Sentencing Project offers a public talk, “Expanding the Franchise: Challenging Mass Incarceration through Enfranchisement.”

Through research and advocacy efforts, The Sentencing Project works to reform sentencing policies and practices that contribute to racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system and promote alternatives to incarceration.
As the Director of Advocacy for the organization, Nicole Porter manages state and local advocacy efforts on sentencing reform, voting rights, and eliminating racial disparities in the criminal justice system. 

Her talk, co-sponsored by the William James Forum, the Department of Sociology, the program in Justice, Law, & Society, and the Women’s Centennial Celebration Committee, will address voting rights and women with felony convictions.