No Exit: The Expanding Use of Life Sentences in America
| Cataloged on:
Jul. 30, 2009
ANNOTATION: "This report challenges the supposition that all life sentences are necessary to keep the public safe, compared to a term of fewer years" (p. 3). Sections contained in this report are: introduction; growth in life sentences; individuals serving life sentences for crimes committed as juveniles; policies and practices that drive life sentences; the consequences of life sentences on society; and recommendations for reform.