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The Fair Punishment Project

The Fair Punishment Project

The Fair Punishment Project (FPP) uses legal research and educational initiatives to ensure that the U.S. justice system is fair and accountable.  A joint initiative of Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice and its Criminal Justice Institute, FPP works to highlight the gross injustices resulting from prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective defense lawyering, and racial bias, and to highlight the unconstitutional use of excessive punishment.

The Bronx Defenders is proud to be FPP’s principal institutional partner.  Through this partnership, eight Bronx Defenders were awarded internal fellowships in 2016, during which they took a three-month leave from their practice to work with FPP on research, writing and advocacy projects.

Learn more by visiting fairpunishment.org, where you will find research, a blog, and other valuable resources.

Recent reports:

Juvenile Life Without Parole in Philadelphia – March 2016

America’s Top Five Deadliest Prosecutors – June 2016