life imprisonment

Imprisoned writer argues young adults should be eligible for parole

BY: - June 26, 2023

A new article published in the NYU Review of Law & Social Change argues that no one who was under age 25 when they committed a crime should be sentenced to life in prison without parole. It isn’t an entirely new concept. Research has suggested for years that young people’s brains are not fully developed […]


Remembering Marcus Robinson, who helped expose death penalty racism

BY: - July 8, 2022

Last month, Marcus Robinson was found dead in his cell at Scotland Correctional Institution. The prison ruled it a suicide. He was 49 and had spent his entire adult life, as well as a good chunk of his childhood, in prison. His death didn’t make the news. But for those who worked on Marcus’ case […]


Hopeful holiday news: Public support for the death penalty hits a new low

BY: - November 27, 2019

Here’s a glimmer of good news that might just be shareable at your Thanksgiving table: the latest Gallup poll shows that the the decline in public support for the death penalty appears to have reached a tipping point. The following is from the Death Penalty Information Center: For the first time since Gallup began asking […]