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The Need for Sentencing Reform for Women and Mothers

The Need for Sentencing Reform for Women and Mothers

There is a dire need for smart sentencing reform—particularly for women and mothers who are trapped in prison for economic crimes.

Andrea James, a criminal justice reform advocate, says women and mothers who get trapped in prison for economic crimes are most in need of smart sentencing reform.

Maritza Perez is the senior policy analyst for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center for American Progress. Andrew Satter is the director of Video at the Center. Jasmine Hardy is the video editor for Art and Editorial at the Center.

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Maritza Perez

Senior Policy Analyst

Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

Jasmine Hardy

Senior Video Producer

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