Most people believe that life sentences keep people safe…
Most people believe that life sentences keep people safe, but the evidence actually points to the opposite. In fact, life sentences were never originally designed to last for life.
In this episode, Hunter speaks with two individuals from the Sentencing Project: Campaign Strategist to End Life Imprisonment Alexandra Bailey and Senior Research Analyst Nazgol Ghandnoosh.
They will share evidence to support their claim that safer communities can be created without harsh sentencing. Then, they’ll explain ways that life imprisonment and mandatory minimum negatively affect both families and the criminal system as a whole.
Alexandra and Nazgol both agree that life without parole should be abolished completely, and they’ll give you more effective alternatives that could be implemented instead of harsh sentencing.
By the time you’re done listening, you’ll be questioning whether the United States has gone too far when it comes to sentencing.