The Resource The meaning of life : the case for abolishing life sentences, Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis ; featuring six portraits of lifers by Kerry Myers

The meaning of life : the case for abolishing life sentences, Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis ; featuring six portraits of lifers by Kerry Myers

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The meaning of life : the case for abolishing life sentences
Title
The meaning of life
Title remainder
the case for abolishing life sentences
Statement of responsibility
Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis ; featuring six portraits of lifers by Kerry Myers
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Language
eng
Summary
Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project argue that there is no practical or moral justification for a sentence longer than twenty years. Harsher sentences have been shown to have little effect on crime rates, since people "age out" of crime--meaning that we're spending a fortune on geriatric care for older prisoners who pose little threat to public safety. Extreme punishment for serious crime also has an inflationary effect on sentences across the spectrum, helping to account for severe mandatory minimums and other harsh punishments. Also features profiles of a half dozen people affected by life sentences, written by former "lifer" and writer Kerry Myers.--
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DLC
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Mauer, Marc
Dewey number
364.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8694
LC item number
.M38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nellis, Ashley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
  • Life imprisonment
  • Prison sentences
  • United States
Label
The meaning of life : the case for abolishing life sentences, Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis ; featuring six portraits of lifers by Kerry Myers
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: lessons of "the Birdman" -- Life by the numbers -- Denise Dodson -- Policies that drive life sentences -- Anita Colon and Robert Holbrook -- Doing life -- "Death is different" -- Sam Lewis -- The American commitment to punishment -- The meaning of life around the world -- William Underwood -- The racial meaning of life -- The meaning of life for criminal justice reform -- Kelly Garrett and Justin Singleton -- The meaning of life for public safety -- Enacting a twenty-year maximum sentence -- Willis X. Harris -- The future of life in America -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781620974094
Lccn
2018033337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037808778
  • (OCoLC)on1037808778
Label
The meaning of life : the case for abolishing life sentences, Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis ; featuring six portraits of lifers by Kerry Myers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: lessons of "the Birdman" -- Life by the numbers -- Denise Dodson -- Policies that drive life sentences -- Anita Colon and Robert Holbrook -- Doing life -- "Death is different" -- Sam Lewis -- The American commitment to punishment -- The meaning of life around the world -- William Underwood -- The racial meaning of life -- The meaning of life for criminal justice reform -- Kelly Garrett and Justin Singleton -- The meaning of life for public safety -- Enacting a twenty-year maximum sentence -- Willis X. Harris -- The future of life in America -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781620974094
Lccn
2018033337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037808778
  • (OCoLC)on1037808778

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