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Jailed for Life for Stealing a $159 Jacket? 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole For Non-Violent Crimes

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http://www.democracynow.org - A shocking new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses. Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions. Sixty-five percent are African American, 18 percent are white, and 16 percent are Latino -- evidence of what the ACLU calls "extreme racial disparities." The crimes that led to life sentences include stealing gas from a truck, shoplifting, possessing a crack pipe, facilitating a $10 sale of marijuana, and attempting to cash a stolen check. We speak with Jennifer Turner, human rights researcher and author of the new ACLU report, "A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses."

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The Haze Of Our Lives™ "X"

That’s beyond Fucked up

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Electrococobro
Electrococobro 1 year ago

As I listen to this I wonder if these offenses warrant the punishment. If these prisoners were release would the prison be out of business?

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Maurice
Maurice 1 year ago

Truthfully, the offenses don't match the punishment.

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Maurice
Maurice 1 year ago

Not enough prisonrs can put the private prison system out of business

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