ACLU Report – A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Non-Violent Drug Offenses
Nov 12, 2013

For 3,278 people, it was nonviolent offenses like stealing a $159 jacket or serving as a middleman in the sale of $10 of marijuana. An estimated 65 percent of them are Black. Many of them were struggling with mental illness, drug dependency or financial desperation when they committed their crimes. None of them will ever come home to their parents and children. And taxpayers are spending billions to keep them behind bars. View this ACLU video that highlights the impacted individuals and families that are dealing with extreme sentences.




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