June 24th, 2020
Before we cheer the huge drop in capital punishment cases, we need to revisit and replace the extended death penalty — life without parole.
Please share widely with your resources and post this new article that shows what we can learn from the battle to end death by incarceration across the country.
The Truth About Life Without Parole: Condemned to Die in Prison. Published in 2011 on the ACLU of Northern California's website, advocates for LWOP as a "reasonable alternative" to lethal injection.
Campaign to End the Death Penalty. One of the few death penalty abolitionist organizations that does not support LWOP as an alternative to traditional forms of execution, such as lethal injection.
Commons Hope and Redemption for LWOP prisoners in California.
A candid interview with prisoners sentenced to LWOP and how they are trying to make a better life for themselves
Death Penalty Information Center. An excellent overview of LWOP.
Life Without Parole: A Different:Death Penalty. Written by capital defense attorney David Dow in the October 2012 issue of The Nation.
Life Without Parole is Forever. Authored by Robert Wilburn in the September 2012 issue of Truthout.
The Sentencing Project has published several highly visible and important reports about LWOP and the need for its abolition:
1. Life Goes On
3. STILL LIFE: America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences.