3,200 Americans Serving Life Without Parole For Nonviolent Crimes: Life For Stealing $159 Jacket

A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 Americans are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses.

Their crimes include stealing gas from a truck, shoplifting, possessing a crack pipe, facilitating a $10 sale of marijuana, and attempting to cash a stolen check, notes Democracy Now.

(Sources: American Civil Liberties Union, Democracy Now)

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