PSU Examines Racism in America’s Criminal Justice System April 17

April 10th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Is the color of a person’s skin considered in the sentencing for a crime?

PSU’s Sidore Lecture Series will examine that question April 17 with Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project.

Mauer is considered an expert and leading authority on racism in the criminal justice system. He has written extensively and testified before Congress and other legislative bodies on the social costs of incarceration. Mauer’s presentation, ‘Incarceration Nation,’ will examine the causes and consequences of the historic rise in the use of imprisonment in the U.S. over the past three decades.

The Sidore Lecture Series featuring Marc Mauer will be held Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in
Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Cultural Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event, contact Mark Fischler, (603) 535-3143 or

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes