Why Should Thousands of Prisoners Die Behind Bars for Nonviolent Crimes?

Why Should Thousands of Prisoners Die Behind Bars for Nonviolent Crimes?

November 13, 2013 | by Liliana Segura | The Nation

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As Liliana Segura discusses in this article, thousands of defendants in the United States have been given life without parole for nonviolent crimes. A recent American Civil Liberties Union report documents these cases and suggests why addressing these defendants outside of the criminal justice system might prove more sustainable than giving them harsh prison sentences

As Liliana Segura discusses in this article, thousands of defendants in the United States have been given life without parole for nonviolent crimes. A recent American Civil Liberties Union report documents these cases and suggests why addressing these defendants outside of the criminal justice system might prove more sustainable than giving them harsh prison sentences