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INVITATION: Campaign to End Life Imprisonment Launch Event
December 4, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 6:30 am EST
The Sentencing Project and Public Welfare Foundation are pleased to invite you to the Campaign to End Life Imprisonment launch event, featuring the release of The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentencesauthored by Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis. Kirkus Reviews describes the book as “a riveting, passionate case against lifetime incarceration and a plea for criminal justice reform.” The forum will also premiere Brave New Films’ examination of the impact of life sentences.
While violent crime has generally declined for the past 25 years, the number of people serving life has continued to rise due to policy changes that lengthened sentences, delayed parole hearings and reduced parole grants. Join us at the historic True Reformer Building in DC for a thoughtful conversation about the consequences of life imprisonment, including its impact on families, public safety and the movement to end mass incarceration.