This excellent report is 5 pp. OPEN the link to see the graphs and charts and read the whole article!
Studies show that many serving life do NOT need such long sentences. i.e. Life because stealing a candy bar was your “3d strike”!
Results show (exonerations) that thousands are INNOCENT!
In 24 states, there are now more people serving life sentences than were in the entire prison population in 1970
While prison totals have declined by 0.5% between 2003 and 2016, there has been a 30% increase in life sentences.