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Document 028153
Jail Time and Violent Juvenile Offenders
By Eckholm, Erik; Lavy, Jody Kent; Downing, Paul; Freed, David; Bishop, Jeanne. On Point Radio (Boston, MA).
If you are interested in the sentencing of juveniles to life imprisonment you should listen to this excellent radio program. "Fighting for life without parole for young offenders. Tough states do not want to back down – or re-open old cases … For years, courts tried such minors as adults. Many were given tough life sentences. Then the U.S. Supreme Court said no. Said children – even underage killers – deserve a chance at redemption. No mandatory life sentences without parole. Now states are... Read More
46 minutes
Document 027635
Life Goes On: The Historic Rise in Life Sentences in America
By Nellis, Ashley; Chung, Jean. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
“The lifer population has more than quadrupled in size since 1984. One in nine people in prison is now serving a life sentence and nearly a third of lifers will never have a chance at a parole hearing; they are certain to die in prison. This analysis documents long-term trends in the use of life imprisonment as well as providing empirical details for the offenses that comprise the life-sentenced population” (p. 1). This report contains these sections: introduction and key findings; the rise in l... Read More
34 pages
Document 004022
Managing Long-Term Inmates: A Guide for the Correctional Administrator
By Unger, Cindie A.; Buchanan, Robert A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Correctional Services Group (Kansas City, MO).
This guide for correctional administrators explains the management of long-term inmates.... Read More
149 p.
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