Alternatives to the Death Penalty
The Problem with Life Imprisonment
Publisher:  Penal Reform International
Year Published:  2007
Pages:  12pp   Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX6960

A report on the growing trend of life imprisonment as a method of social control. A greater prevalence of indeterminate sentencing, as well as a reduction of the use of parole have helped to erode the status and quality of life for "lifers," who are more likely to be held in conditions far below international human rights standards.

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