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Life in Prison

Grateful Dead Fan Who Sold LSD Granted Clemency From Life In Prison

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics

A Grateful Dead fan who was serving a life sentence for selling LSD to a police informant is among the 111 individuals who received commutations from ...

How Much Do Black Child Lives Matter?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I strongly oppose capital punishment which Blanton and his evil co-conspirators so viciously inflicted. But I do support punishment which at least tries to proximate his heinous crime. This prisoner snuffed out four sacred child lives and escaped punishment for decades. He should die in prison for his inhumane atrocious crime.

The Biggest Criminal Justice Experiment Is Taking Place In Maryland

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

He was a 72-year-old man with a messed-up back and he knew he shouldn’t be lifting this stuff, but he was here to help a friend move, and so were so...

Man Who Shot Wife Dead And Put Picture On Facebook Is Sentenced

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.06.2016 | Crime

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man convicted of second-degree murder after killing his wife and posting a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook w...

Mother Jailed Over Microwave Oven Death Of 1-Month-Old Daughter

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.19.2015 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 34-year-old California mother has been sentenced to life in prison in the microwave oven death of her 1-month-old daught...

Life in Prison for Selling $20 Of Weed

The Daily Beast | Abby Haglage | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices

On September 5, 2008, Fate Vincent Winslow watched a plainclothes stranger approach him. Homeless and hungry, on a dark street rife with crime, the 41...

I'm Serving Life Without Parole For A Non-Violent Drug Charge

Euka Wadlington | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Euka Wadlington

Despite the lack of any reasonable hope of release, I am demonstrating my commitment to becoming a better productive member of society in whatever way I can.

Science May Make Eternal Life Sentences a Reality (VIDEO)

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime
Gabriel Mizrahi

While some researchers are looking for the fountain of youth, others are thinking that life extension will change the way we punish criminals. Philosophers and engineers are now exploring the possibility of making a life sentence in prison last hundreds -- and theoretically thousands -- of years.

Saki Knafo

Sentenced To Life In Prison For A Nonviolent Crime | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

In 1999, a federal judge in the Southern District of Illinois did something that would trouble him for years: He gave a sentence of life without the p...

Jerry Sandusky: What He Can Expect in Prison

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Here is how I predict it will go down for Sandusky.

366 Days Down, 68 More to Go

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Woodford

Californians recognize that replacing the death penalty with life in prison without parole means justice that works for everyone.

See Something, Say Something

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On June 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court in Miller v. Alabama banned mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole for juveniles. This is a major victory for children and for America and a giant step forward for justice for children. Until this week, America was the only country in the world to routinely condemn children as young as 13 and 14 to die in prison. Now about two thousand people who were sentenced to die in prison as juveniles have hope for a new hearing and a new sentence. While it is disappointing that the Court did not ban the practice outright, we must keep working toward justice for children and end the devastating Cradle to Prison Pipeline crisis that leads to marginalized lives, imprisonment, and premature death.

Supreme Court Provides Additional Safeguards for Largely Poor and Black Youthful Offenders

Joy Moses | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
Joy Moses

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court took a new step in protecting juvenile offenders. In Miller v. Alabama it ruled that states could not mandate life without the possibility of parole sentences for youth involved in homicide cases.

Religion In Prison: Proselytization And Conversion Common Report Says

Posted 03.23.2012 | Religion

Pew Forum Releases New 50-State Survey of Prison Chaplains: Study Provides Rare Window into Religion Behind Bars Washington, D.C. -- From the persp...

LIFE BEHIND BARS: 'Thrill Killer' Teen Sentenced For Girl's Murder

Posted 02.08.2012 | Crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to kno...

Barbarism: Utah's Firing Squad

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Ronnie Lee Gardner, a convicted murder, was executed early morning Friday by the State of Utah's firing squad. It's hard not to see what happened in Utah with disgust.