Jailed for Life for Stealing a $159 Jacket? 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Crimes

Democracy Now!
“These sentences are grotesquely out of proportion of the crimes that they’re seeking to punish,” explains Jennifer Turner of the American Civil Liberties Union.

This recent interview gained so much attention right after it aired it quickly ranked #13 in our top 20 most-viewed segments of 2013.

“These sentences are really symptomatic of the larger problem of excessive sentencing in this country. Many, many, many more thousands of people are serving excessive sentences that are disproportionate to their crimes. And they’re all the result of the 40-year war on drugs and tough-on-crime policies, such as mandatory minimums and three-strikes laws.”
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