Life imprisonment: A practice in desperate need of reform

Katie Reade11th June 2018

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Daniel, 24th May 2019 at 23:10

When will change come? 🙁

Leonna, 04th Jul 2019 at 14:02

Please, Please, Please ABOLISH LIFE/LWOP SENTENCING!!! The United States has the HIGHEST rates of incarceration. Every State in the U.S has the same problems in their Penal System including Serious Civil Rights’ Violations. But every State operates differently. There needs to be CONSISTENCY across the Country. Or allow these prisoners their own options of how they want to die, because Life/LWOP is worse than even the Death Penalty. Please abolish Life/LWOP. It is also slowly killing the family members of these suffering prisoners serving the Cruelest Penalties for their offenses, many of which are First-time offenders of any type of crime.

maureen smith, 15th Jul 2019 at 14:54

this reform is long over due THANK YOU

Carole, 21st Jul 2019 at 00:23

Please look into the wonderful organization, “Fairsentencingforyouth”. Fighting against youth sentences of life without parole . Which in 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruled , but each State seems to decide how they want to do this. We continue the fight for fair sentencing. Thank you

maureen smith, 06th Aug 2019 at 22:00

End Life Without Parole. It is totally unfair and wrong. Forgiveness is important. Rehabilitation is important. Inmates are more than their crime. The system is hopeless and backwards. Let us begin to treat inmates as human beings. Thank you.

Joni Thornton, 12th Aug 2019 at 21:50

I am very interested in your organization and I wish that I could be a part of it. I would love to learn more about it. Can you please email info mcrdavis21@yahoo.com

SoloTripGuy, 24th Nov 2019 at 09:57

US and Texas alone contributes in number of inmates more than any other country, Our law needs to change.

While doing some research websites like
https://prisonpolicy.org and https://theinmatesearch.org
helped me see the real picture of our prisons.

Taite, 09th Dec 2019 at 18:39

Life Imprisonment is beyond a joke. The fact that it exists on this planet is beyond a joke. It should be abolished, Totally.
Maximum sentence to be imposed under UN should be 21 years, if not less. Deeply Remorseful people should not be sentenced for any crime that would normally carry life imprisonment. No crime is condoned here but Life sentences are as well not condoned in the slightest. Crime is more prevalent because they is severe punishment for crimes. Take the examples of Norway, maximum 21, prisons offer rehab and the comforts you would normally find at home. Don’t take these peoples life’s away, everyone deserves more than one chance…..

Ms.C, 27th Jan 2020 at 07:11

How can we help change these laws?

Robert Fraise, 30th Jan 2020 at 01:07

My son is serving double life with no possibility of parole in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman for a $400 armed robbery.
We need your help to change this madness

Kimberly J Tryba, 29th Feb 2020 at 08:55

Someone who has served 25 years on a life sentence should be released.

George, 17th Apr 2020 at 01:13

It is time that life without parole is abolished from the United States Supreme Court. Not only does it cost a lot of money, it is unfair. By the time this coronavirus is over, we will have to re- think a lot of things. Save the people, save the world and save the economy.

George, 18th Apr 2020 at 19:45

One of the greatest avenue available is to review first time offenders who were sentenced to life without parole and have served over 20 years. These people need to be looked at. Life without parole is more cruel than the death penalty.

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