While sentencing reform advocates urge that states adopt a twenty-year maximum sentence for any crime, there are over 9,500 people serving sentences with a twenty-year minimum in New York State prisons. The Second Look Project: Beyond Guilt is the only organization of its kind that works to partner with and advocate for clemency for these and other people serving death by incarceration sentences. Each year, the Second Look Project partners with Bard College and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY to profile its clients and provide a space for them to share their stories.