Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Bennet Wright

Executive Director of the Alabama Sentencing Commission; President of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions

Bennet Wright serves as the Executive Director of the Alabama Sentencing Commission and is also the President of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions.                 

Mr. Wright chairs the Commission’s Standards Committee tasked with developing the State’s sentencing guidelines, was a member of the Alabama Prison Reform Task Force and now sits on the Alabama Criminal Justice Oversight and Implementation Council to monitor implementation of the omnibus Justice Reinvestment legislation aimed to reduce Alabama’s prison population while improving community based supervision and treatment options.  

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Wright worked for the federal judiciary at the United States Administrative Office of Courts in Washington, D.C. and before that taught courses including Statistics, Sociology, Criminology, and Deviance at Auburn University. 

Mr. Wright received his undergraduate degree in criminology and his graduate degree in sociology. 

Mr. Wright is a native of the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana.