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Ashley Nellis and Steve Herbert with Katherine Beckett: The Case Against Life Sentences


Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University Capitol Hill
Tues Dec 11, 2018, 7:30 pm


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Only a handful of countries on this planet regularly issue life sentences for criminal convictions, and the U.S. is one of them, with over 200,000 people currently serving out the remainder of their life in prison. But does this sentence have any effect on crime rates? Does it reform offenders or deter any criminal acts at all? Ashley Nellis of the Sentencing Project argues that any prison term over 20 years cannot be morally or pragmatically justified, and she will be discussing her new book, The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences—as well as criminal justice in the U.S.—with UW professors Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert at this Town Hall event.

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  • Tues Dec 11, 2018, 7:30 pm