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Campaign to End Life Imprisonment

December 04, 2018
We can protect public safety by capping prison sentences at 20 years and investing in community building to prevent crime. Join the movement at www.endlifeimprisonment.org

The Sentencing Project launched the Campaign to End Life Imprisonment to engage the public about the consequences of long sentences and support advocacy efforts to reduce the use of life imprisonment.

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To end mass incarceration we must address life sentences. A record one of every seven people in U.S. prisons is serving a life sentence. While most have committed a violent offense, research finds that people age out of criminal behavior — producing diminishing returns for public safety.

Follow our campaign at www.endlifeimprisonment.org for the latest information on life sentences.

 
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