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Executive Faculty Director Andrew Crespo works with students to overturn a policy exacerbating mass incarceration in Washington, DC.

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On May 19, 2021, Harvard Law School students appeared in federal court to challenge a federal policy in Washington, DC, that doubles prison sentences for people accused of possessing a firearm. The policy has been applied almost exclusively against Black men, and was initially secretly targeted at the Blackest neighborhoods in the city. The case was litigated by students working under the supervision of Professor Andrew Manuel Crespo, Executive Faculty Director of the Institute to End Mass Incarceration.

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