July 23, 2009

California’s prisons crowded with lifers

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One in five California inmates are serving life sentences, as are one in six Nevada inmates, according to a report by the Sentencing Project, which campaigns against life sentences without parole.

The New York Times’ Solomon Moore reports that there are no credible plans to increase paroles to inmates in California’s overcrowded and inadequate prison system.

California’s prisons hold more lifers than ever before, a trend the report found across the nation.

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