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No Exit: The Expanding Use of Life Sentences in America (The Sentencing Project)

  • Organization: The Sentencing Project
  • Author: Ashley Nellis and Ryan S. King
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Monday, July 27, 2009
  • Submitted: Monday, July 27, 2009
  • Attachment(s): PDF

In the context of the increasing number of life sentences in America, this report challenges the assumption that all life sentences are necessary to keep the public safe, compared to a term of fewer years. The report includes recommendations for changes in law, policy, and practice which would, if adopted, address what the authors see as the principal deficiencies in the sentencing of people to life in prison.

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