This webinar discussed state and federal practices and policies that contribute to the country’s growing lifer population, and highlighted state efforts to increase parole for people serving life sentences.
The webinar slides are available here, and a video recording can be viewed below and here.
Nazgol Ghandnoosh, The Sentencing Project
Barbara Levine, Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS)
Heidi Rummel, University of Southern California Post-Conviction Justice Project
Mujahid Farid, Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP)
South Carolina has started down the road to criminal justice reform — a beginning, but it is a long road. A legislative package designed to accelerate the state’s progress ought to include consideration of reforms to long-term sentences.