A Living Death: Life without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses

Post Date: November 13, 2013

LWOP ButtonFor 3,278 people, it was nonviolent offenses like stealing a $159 jacket or serving as a middleman in the sale of $10 of marijuana. An estimated 65% of them are Black. Many of them were struggling with mental illness, drug dependency or financial desperation when they committed their crimes. None of them will ever come home to their parents and children. And taxpayers are spending billions to keep them behind bars. Click here to download the ACLU report, “A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses.”