Post Date: November 13, 2013
Life without parole. Most people probably think this prison sentence is reserved for the worst of the worst – the most heinous of crimes and most irredeemable of offenders. In order to be sentenced to die in prison, you must have taken a life yourself.
But according to a new report from the ACLU, there are over 3,000 people in the U.S. serving life without parole in prison for nonviolent crimes. They include first-time offenders, petty shoplifters and people who received mandatory sentences over the objection of their judges.