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Archive: October 2020

Groundbreaking Research Reveals Increase in Life-Without-Parole Sentences Amid Decline in Serious Crime

October 27, 2020

During a time in which homicide rates continue to fall, and death sentences plummet, life-without-parole (LWOP) sentencing persists at record levels.

Although research has examined drivers of incarceration generally, and death sentencing specifically, there has been little research on LWOP … Continue Reading →

Indy Week Publishes Powerful Letter to Cooper About COVID-19 in Prisons After Faye Brown’s Death

July 22, 2020

Ninety-eight people who are incarcerated in a federal prison in this country have died from COVID-19 in the past four months, and North Carolina is bearing the brunt of those losses with 25 deaths out of the Butner Federal Correctional … Continue Reading →