More than 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses

December 2013
Chicago Citizen - Chatham Southeast Edition;12/4/2013, Vol. 48 Issue 37, p9
The article offers information on the study "A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses," by the American Civil Liberties Union, which showed that 3,278 prisoners in the U.S. are serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses as of December 2013. It informs that the prisoners include 65 percent black, 18 percent white and 16 percent Latino, which shows racial disparity. It mentions that more than 1.8 billion U.S. dollars are spent by the government on these prisoners.


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