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Life without Parole in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
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Fifty years ago, the United States embarked on a path of mass incarceration that created a staggering increase in the prison population; made possible, in part, by lengthening prison terms and expanding the use of life without parole (LWOP). Today, 55,000 people are serving LWOP sentences.

Please join The Sentencing Project for a discussion to learn more about the origins of LWOP and its transformation from a rarely imposed punishment to a starkly common sentencing option today.

Christopher Seeds, Author, Death by Prison: The Emergence of Life without Parole and Perpetual Confinement (2022)
Keith Wattley, Executive Director, UnCommon Law
Anthony Willis, Served 26 Years of an LWOP sentence, commuted and released in 2022
North Carolina Representative Marcia Morey, member of Governor Roy Cooper’s Juvenile Sentence Review Board

Moderator: Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., Co-Director of Research, The Sentencing Project