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Old 09-17-2018, 08:51 AM
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Default Fighting to End the Other Death Sentence: Life Without Parole

Fighting to End the Other Death Sentence: Life Without Parole

"When incarcerated people in 17 states initiated a 19-day prison strike last month, one of their 10 demands was that all “imprisoned humans have [the] possibility of rehabilitation and parole.” This includes the opportunity for early release, allowing prisoners both to exit before the end of their sentence and to serve their remaining time in the community."

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Good article. They draw comparisons to Europe not having LWOP. They can look north also. Canada, in addition to no death penalty has no LWOP.

Life sentences are mostly for murder cases. All parole eligible. Range of parole eligible dates for lifers ranges from 10 to 25 years and recent high profile cases have paroled in the early range. It's not just in their law, it's in what they actually practice.

Unlike the US, Canadian law believes in the principal that everyone has potential to rehabilitate.
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