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The Stain of Mass Incarceration: Exposing the Wound of My Father’s Life Sentence
By Ebony Underwood 7 years ago on my 14th birthday my father took my sister, Miko, and I out for lunch. We decided to dine at the newly opened Hard Rock Cafe. The music was blaring from the sound system. … Continue reading
I’ve served 15 years of my life sentence for a drug crime. Can I go home now?
By Sharanda Jones Late last month, US attorney general Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would release new guidelines for clemency petitions, opening up the possibility that thousands of people serving long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses might … Continue reading
Why the US locks up prisoners for life
By Kate Dailey Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including two policewomen. That penalty means he will never be eligible for release, and it puts him in rare company, making him … Continue reading